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Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 144:15

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"THE HAPPY PEOPLE"
I. "HAPPY IS THE PEOPLE."
A. Happiness is a highly desired emotion.
1. It forms the basic stimuli for most advertising.
2. It seems to be the goal of every man.
B. Happiness is very illusive.
1. People try to find it in so many ways.
2. "The Sad Prince."
3. Happiness is not found by direct pursuit.
a. It cannot be produced.
b. It is a fruit.
C. Biblical word blessed means "Oh how happy."
1. God wants you to be happy.
2. Happiness is the fruit of right relationship with God.
II. "WHOSE GOD IS JEHOVAH." PEOPLE WORSHIP OTHER GODS.
A. Every man has a god, the master passion that governs his life.
1. Even the man who says, "I don't believe in God."
2. Through his god he seeks to find happiness.
B. In Biblical days three main false deities.
1. Baal.
2. Molech.
3. Mammon.
4. They sought happiness through one of these channels.
5. The end result was never happiness but despair.
III. "HAPPY IS THE PEOPLE WHOSE GOD IS JEHOVAH."
A. Jehovah is the only true God.
1. He is the primary cause in the universe.
a. He made the universe.
b. He calls the stars by name.
c. He calls the stars by name.
d. He designed and created man for His own pleasure and purpose.
1. "He created us subject unto vanity."
2. As nature abhors a vacuum, so man seeks to fill this void.
2. He is more than an impersonal force, essence, energy of power.
3. He is an all wise, loving, beneficent Father, watching over, loving and guarding those who trust in Him.
a. He gives salvation vs. 10, deliverance vs. 11, prosperity 12-14.
b. Happiness does not lie in the things He gives.
1. Common mistake of man's judgment.
c. Happiness is in Him giving yourself over to Him results in happiness.
B. Jesus Christ is the only path to Jehovah, today.
1. "There is one God, and one mediator."
2. "I am the way, the truth..."
3. "I am the door to the sheepfold..."
4. To know Him is to know Jehovah.
5. To honor Him is to honor Jehovah.
6. To serve Him is to serve Jehovah.
Sermon Notes for Psalm 139:23-24 ← Prior Section
Sermon Notes for Proverbs 1:7 Next Section →
Sermon Notes for Job 1:20-22 ← Prior Book
Sermon Notes for Proverbs 1:7 Next Book →
CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

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