Tuesday, January 03, 2012

the source of true joy...

First class of the year has started today.

During the class today, someone mentioned about living in moderation, having just enough money to enjoy life - not rich, not poor. No doubt, we all need money. I disagreed when he said poor people can never have true happiness.

No matter how poor a person is, he can be happy and joyful if he has Jesus in his life. Likewise, one can have all the riches in the world yet never find joy if he does not know Jesus.

Our source of joy is found in Christ alone, not wealth.
Happiness depends on happenings thus it will not last but true joy comes from knowing Jesus and accepting Him as our personal Lord and Saviour, for in Him, we have eternal hope. The world will always let us down but Jesus will never disappoint us.

Wealth has no role in bringing joy that lasts.

If you wanna read more about Joy vs Happiness, here are 2 worth reading sites:




"These things I have spoken to you so that My Joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full." - John 15:11

"Do not be grieved, for the Joy of the Lord is your strength." - Nehemiah 8:10

More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. - Romans 5:11