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5874 happiness

5874 happiness

A state of pleasure or joy experienced both by people and by God, but subject to change according to circumstances. True happiness derives from a secure and settled knowledge of God and a rejoicing in his works and covenant faithfulness. God rejoices over his faithful people.

Happiness found in human relationships

Dt 24:5 See also Ge 30:13; Ge 34:19; 1Ki 10:8; Ps 113:9; Pr 23:24; Ecc 9:9; SS 4:10; Ro 15:24; 2Co 7:13

Happiness found in people and things

1Ki 4:20; Lk 1:14; 1Ti 6:17 See also Dt 20:6 David and Jonathan: 1Sa 18:3; 1Sa 20:17
Ps 127:3-5; Ecc 3:12; Ecc 5:19; Ecc 8:15; Ecc 11:9; Isa 65:22; Jnh 4:6; Lk 12:19; Jn 16:21; Php 2:25-30

Happiness found in God

In God’s presence Ps 16:11 See also Ps 21:6; Ps 43:4; 1Th 3:9

In God’s word Ps 119:35 See also Isa 55:2; Jer 15:16; Mk 12:37; Ro 7:22

In God’s actions Ge 21:6; Ac 11:23 See also Ex 18:9; 1Sa 2:1; 1Sa 19:5; 1Ki 8:66; Est 8:16; Ps 16:6; Ps 92:4; Ps 111:2; Isa 61:10; Ac 13:48

God’s happiness

In obedient people Dt 30:9-10 See also 1Sa 15:22; Ps 147:11; Isa 9:17; Mt 25:21

In the righteous Pr 11:20 See also Ps 147:11; Pr 11:1; Ecc 2:26; Jer 9:24

Jesus Christ’s recipe for happiness

Mt 5:3-10 pp Lk 6:20-22

Happiness may not be permanent

Ecc 7:14 See also Est 5:9; Job 7:7; Ps 10:6; Pr 15:13; Ecc 11:9; Jer 16:9; La 5:15; Joel 1:12

Happiness for those who trust in God

Ps 84:12 See also Ps 2:12; Ps 34:8; Ps 40:4; Ps 146:5; Pr 16:20; Jer 17:7; Lk 1:45; Jn 20:29; Gal 3:9

Happiness for those who obey God

Ps 89:15 See also Job 5:17; Ps 1:1-2; Ps 94:12; Ps 112:1; Ps 128:1; Pr 28:14; Pr 29:18; Isa 56:1-2; Lk 11:27-28; Rev 1:3; Rev 22:7

Happiness for those who are forgiven

Ps 32:1-2 See also Ro 4:7-8; Rev 22:14

Happiness for those who suffer persecution

1Pe 3:14 See also Mt 5:11-12; 1Pe 4:14

Happiness for those who persevere

Mt 11:6 See also Jas 1:12; Jas 5:11; Rev 16:15

See also

1070God, joy of
1335blessing
4971seasons of life
5528shouting
5830delight
5846enjoyment
5900laughter
5918pleasure
5939satisfaction
5970unhappiness
8117discipleship, benefits
8283joy

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