“Happy is the man who finds wisdom!” Proverbs 3:13
It is worth our while to study what the Bible says about happiness, and how to get it. All people want to be happy—but most miss the mark.
Yet those who follow the Bible rules for happiness, will never be disappointed. “Happy is the man who finds wisdom.”
WISDOM is a large word. It is not merely knowledge. A man may know so much, that he is a walking encyclopedia, and yet not be happy. He may pursue knowledge into all its nooks and hiding-places, dig it out of the rocks, extract it from the minerals, gather it from flower and plant, draw it down from among the stars—and yet not find happiness. Knowing a great many things—does not make one wise!
Wisdom is knowledge applied to life. He has found wisdom—who has learned to live well. To live well—is to live according to God’s laws, which are summed up in one word, love—love to God and love to man. No one is happy who does not recognize God and do His will. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
Likewise, no one can be really happy who does not love his fellow-men. Happiness never is found in selfishness. Those who seek happiness in thinking, toiling, and striving only for themselves—will have a vain quest! It never lies that way. He only has found wisdom—who has found rest in Christ.
From Grace Gems – Free and Public Domain:
Devotionals By J.R. Miller, 1895