Sunday, April 06, 2008

Are You Happy?

If so, why?

If not, and you trust in Christ, why not?

Moses, with the last blessing he spoke over the Israelites before his death, gives the reason why all of Israel should be overflowing with happiness:
Happy are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, the shield of your help, and the sword of your triumph!
Deuteronomy 33:29
Why should the people of Israel be happy? Because they have been saved by the LORD!

And Paul tells us that it is those of us who through faith trust in Christ who are the sons of Abraham (Galatians 3:7) and, therefore, are part of the people of Israel.

Who else gets to come into the house of God every Lord's day and joyfully sing of the God who has saved us from the wrath to come? Who else has the eyes to see the One who is truly beautiful? Who else has an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept for us until Christ comes? No one.

And, therefore, we who belong to Christ should be the happiest people in the world!

Lord, help us to live like it so that the world may see what we have that they don't and want the Christ that is all in all.

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