Happiness is the attainment that the world is eagerly in search of. But the believer in Christ is its only possessor. He has found it, and found it in Jesus. He has found it in a renunciation of self righteousness, and in a humble reception of Christ.
There is no true happiness outside of Jesus!
What true happiness can the heart feel while...
it is unrenewed,
its sins unpardoned,
the soul unjustified,
and therefore under condemnation,
and exposed to the wrath of a holy and just God?
Oh, dream not of happiness, reader, until you have gone as a repenting sinner to the cross of Christ!
This article originally appeared in Eternal Perspectives, Spring 2004.