Sunday, May 20, 2012

23 Bible verses about finding happiness and pleasure in God and in life

Happiness is probably one of the biggest objectives that a human being can have. We long for it, we search for it and we cannot be satisfied till we find it. But where is it? Hope these 23 inspirational Bible verses about happiness will help you. 

1. Ecclesiastes 2:26
„To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.“

2. Matthew 25:21
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!“

3. 1 Kings 4:20
„The people of Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand on the seashore; they ate, they drank and they were happy.“

4. Psalm 68:3
„But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.“

5. Proverbs 15:13
„A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.“

6. Ecclesiastes 3:12
„I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.“

7. Ecclesiastes 5:19
„Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.“

8. Ecclesiastes 7:14
„When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.“

9. Ecclesiastes 11:9
„You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.“

10. James 5:13
„Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.“

11. Psalm 16:11
„You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.“

12. Psalm 109:17
„He loved to pronounce a curse— may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing— may it be far from him.“

13. Proverbs 10:23
„A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.“

14. Proverbs 16:13
„Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.“

15. Proverbs 18:2
„Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.“

16. Proverbs 21:17
„Whoever loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.“

17. Ecclesiastes 2:10
„I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil.“

18. Ecclesiastes 5:4
„When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow.“

19. Ecclesiastes 7:4
„The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.“

20. Isaiah 1:11
“The multitude of your sacrifices— what are they to me?” says the LORD. “I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.“

21. 1 Timothy 5:6
„But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.“

22. Titus 3:3
„At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.“

23. Hebrews 11:25
„He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.“

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