Tag: Happiness

The garden of eternity!

Grace Gems Whiteby Grace Gems

Matthew Hale 1600-1675

“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand!” Psalm 16:11

True happiness is not to be found in this life. It is a flower that only grows in the garden of eternity, and to be expected in its full fruition only in that life which is to come.

If we do but seriously believe the truth of the gospel, the best things of this world will seem of small importance; and the worst things this world can inflict will seem but of little consequence. The worst things that this world can inflict will appear too light to provoke us to impatience or discontent. He who has everlasting glory in prospect, will have a mind full of contentment in the darkest condition here.

This poor world is the place of our travel and pilgrimage, and, at the best, our temporary inn. Our home, our country, is Heaven, where there are no sorrows, nor fears, nor troubles.

In my Father’s house there are mansions, many mansions, instead of my inn. My Savior Himself has gone before me to prepare a place for me. I will therefore content myself with the inconveniences of my short journey, for my accommodations will be inconceivable when I come to my true home, that heavenly inheritance which is the place of my eternal happiness.

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints!” Ephesians 1:18

by Grace Gems

Like a bubble on a stream

John MacDuffby John MacDuff

“This world in its present form is passing away!” 1 Corinthians 7:31

“What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes!” James 4:14

“The world and its evil desires are passing away!” 1 John 2:17

We shall come, some day, to see the false and fascinating joys of earth in their true light: like the bubble on the stream, dancing its little moment on the surface–and then vanishing forever!

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26.

Nothing else; nothing less, can satisfy the cravings of an immortal spirit. All other happiness is a mimic happiness; a wretched counterfeit of the true; a base alloy, on which Satan may have stamped the currency of Heaven; but it is “of the earth, earthy“–and upon it Death will put an extinguisher forever!

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Mark 8:36

by John MacDuff