Mar 15, 2013

The Pursuit of Happiness

From my reading the notes in my Renovare bible to Nehemiah 8:10-12: Although the hearing of scripture can be a disturbing event, the ultimate result for obedient and careful listeners is joy. Joy is not to be equated with momentary happiness; rather, biblical joy is a deep sense of peace that all is well with one's soul. The psalmist knew this deep peace when he wrote, "May those who sow in tears, reap with shouts of joy." (Ps 126:5)