True happiness

(Matthew Hale 1600-1675) TRUE HAPPINESS “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. … Continued

This is our happiness

(Letters of William Romaine, 1714-1795)  LISTEN to Audio!  Download Audio When the Holy Spirit takes of the things of Christ and preaches them to the heart–oh, what a sweet peace follows! The believer then finds himself saved from all the … Continued

Holiness and happiness are inseparable!

(Charles Simeon)  LISTEN to Audio!   Download Audio “You love righteousness, and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy!” Psalm 45:7 In this verse, the distinctive character of the … Continued


(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

The great secret

(Cornelius Tyree, “The Moral Power of a Pious Life“)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio A higher degree of personal piety, will promote a higher degree of personal happiness. Sin and sorrow are bound together by adamantine chains! Hence man increases … Continued

Their highest happiness

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 (adapted from Winslow’s, “All Things Working for Good”) It is palpably … Continued

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