I read this and did a SOC (Stream of Consciousness) Journaling on this August 29, 2023.
Do you want to know how to be happy? Do you want to be happy?
We need to be in the Word of God.
Psalm 119:1 tells us that happiness is not found in the things of this world, nor in people. Nor is it in our job. Rather, the key to happiness is by being in the Bible, knowing the Bible, and living (doing) it.
We are happy, truly happy, when we live according to the Bible.
Being in the Torah (in the Word of God, in the Bible) and living it is the way of life.
And it helps us be blameless. Because when we are in the Bible, we do what it says, and it will never lead us astray or down the wrong path. And this makes us happy.
When we are in the Word of God, we know how to live and what to do. We live a life of purpose.
It's hard to do the wrong thing if we are in the Bible so much, and thinking on it, that we do not have time to think or do the wrong thing.
So the more we are in the Bible, and thinking on it, the more happy we will be, we will know and be on the path and way of life, and we will live what it says.
I also wonder if the more we are in the Bible, the more we will develop a love for it.
The Bible helps us live a purposeful and meaningful life.
Being in the Bible blesses us, makes us happy, and gives us joy, for we know how to live.
Psalm 119:1: August 29, 2023, 104 p.m.
Notice that being in the Bible is the way of LIFE.
Being in the Bible leads to life, not to death.
So, does this mean that if we are not in the Bible, we are in a way that could lead to death (temptation and sin)?
Being in the Bible shows us the way of life. Of living. Of flourishing. Of a fertile and abundant life.
Not being in the Bible leads away from life and fully living.
Not being in the Bible leads us to unhappiness and a way of living that get us in trouble and leads us astray.
Being in the Bible is the key to happiness and following the way of life, not death.
JOURNALING PROMPTS OR QUESTIONS:
~ What are your thoughts after reading this blog post?
~ Read Psalm 119:1-8. Journal your thoughts.
~ Read Psalm 119:1. Journal your thoughts.
~ What did God say to you through this verse?