What is true happiness?

(George Mylne, “Reposing in Jesus: Or, The True Secret of Grace and Strength” 1862) “I am your exceedingly great reward!” Genesis 15:1 Christian reader, God Himself is your reward — your exceedingly great reward. God has given Himself to His … Continued

Heaped up happiness

(Thomas Brooks, “An Ark for All God’s Noahs”) Heaped up happiness: God gives His gold—His Christ, Himself—He gives only to His saints. Though many have counterfeit jewels, yet there are but a few who have the true diamond; though many … Continued

The waters cannot overwhelm

(Thomas Sherman, “Divine Breathings; Or, a Pious Soul Thirsting after Christ”) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio The Israelites were necessitated first to pass over the Jordan River, before they could enter Canaan, the promised land. But no sooner had the … Continued

True substantial happiness

(Mary Winslow, “Words of Loving Counsel and Sympathy”) “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your … Continued

I am at home with God!

(George Everard, “Up High!” 1884) “He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ” Ephesians 1:5 “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus!” Galatians 3:26 Here is one of the sweetest privileges of … Continued

See the hand of God

(Harvey Newcomb, 1843) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio The secret of true happiness lies in a cordial acquiescence in the will of God. It is sweet to lie passive in His hand–and know no will but His! The doctrine of … Continued

You are precious in God’s sight!

(Octavius Winslow, “Evening Thoughts”) Happiness is the attainment that the world is eagerly in search of. But the believer in Christ is its only possessor. He has found it, and found it in Jesus. He has found it in a renunciation of … Continued

Your exceedingly great reward…

(George Mylne, “Reposing in Jesus: Or, The True Secret of Grace and Strength” 1862) “I am your exceedingly great reward!” Genesis 15:1 Christian reader, God Himself is your reward — your exceedingly great reward. God has given Himself to His people for an everlasting possession, … Continued

The Author of all true happiness

(Thomas Brooks, “An Ark for All God’s Noahs”) God gives His gold—His Christ, Himself—He gives only to His saints. Though many have counterfeit jewels, yet there are but a few who have the true diamond; though many have their earthly portions, … Continued

The springs of happiness

(Thomas Guthrie, “Christ and the Inheritance of the Saints” 1858) “Blessed (or happy) is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed (or happy) is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him.” Psalm 32:1-2 Our happiness depends in a … Continued