Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
God's happiness starts with humility.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
If you have God’s perfect happiness then you don’t need another thing.
1 Ti 6:8 And if we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
With God’s perfect happiness you can have nothing and have everything.
1 Ti 6:6 But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment.
With God’s perfect happiness you realize that nothing in this world is yours so you don’t worry about circumstances.
1 Ti 6:7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
With God’s perfect happiness you can enjoy every little thing in life because you know it is a gift from God.
1 Co 4:7 For who regards you as superior? And what do you have that you did not receive? But if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
Suffering is God’s accelerated course for the application of doctrine.
Providential preventative suffering is designed by God to remove arrogance from our lives and propel us from SSE to SA where we fully understand that all things are for the Lord.
Spiritual autonomy is characterized by a full dependence upon the Lord’s providence for all things and a lack of dependence on mankind, the flesh, or the world.
Don’t get frustrated, but rather quietly endure. Know that you will reach spiritual maturity in the timing of God if you don’t quit.
PHI 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Why would God ask a person who possesses an old sin nature to have perfect happiness in his life?
Why would God ask a person who is inherently arrogant to possess humility in his life?
Why would God ask us to become a type of person that is seemingly impossible? Because God has given us amazing power that overcomes the OSN, the world system, and the KOD.
Happiness is the present active imperative of chairoo, which means joy, happiness, or to be merry.
Happiness is a system of thinking or a state of mind that usually elicits an emotional response.
Happiness is knowing ones place in life and being fully content with that place.
Happiness is knowing that no circumstance can overcome you because your foundation is Jesus Christ.
Happiness comes from Bible doctrine, Phil 1:25.
Happiness the production of God the Holy Spirit as He fills your soul, GAL 5:22-23.
Happiness is the result of having confidence in the future, ROM 12:12.
The opposite of humility is arrogance and self-centeredness.
Self-centeredness is arrogance, delusion, and foolishness.