Summary: The Way to Happiness is dealing with my attitude. Ridding my pride and breing filled with His New Wine

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03 The Way To Happiness

Mt. 5:3

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Proverbs 14:12 (AV)

12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Rich Young Ruler

- Jesus met a man who had it all

• He was Young (Mt 19:20, 22)

• He was powerful (Lk 18:18)

• He was very rich (Lk 18:23)

• He was unhappy (very sorrowful Lk 18;23)

Solomon’s Glory

- OT Solomon had it all but completely empty

• Magnificent Kingdom

• Royal linage of David

• Wealth immeasurable (silver as common as rocks)

• Property of palaces, servants, gardens, farmlands, stables, women, power, the wisest man who ever lived

• Yet unhappy

Ecclesiastes 1:2 (AV)

2 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

2 Vanity (Meaningless, Pointless, Useless, Futile), of vanities, saith the Preacher (Quester, Teacher, Philosopher, Spokesman), vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Chasing the Wind

Luke 12:15 (AV)

15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

We say Re. 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing…

- You can’t fill a Sp. need with physical things

- The OT is full of tears & Judgment

- The last word in the OT is curse Mal 4:6

- The first word from Jesus to people in the NT is blessed

- Can real happiness be had?

- With empty lives all around us can I live a full life?

- Wouldn’t be something to have heaven on earth

Value Full Happiness

Come back to Mt. 5:3 Amplified Bible: Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) ….

- This is the condition of God Himself is BLESSED

2 Corinthians 1:3 (AV)

3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

Ephesians 1:3 (AV)

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

1 Peter 1:3 (AV)

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

- He passes the blessing (happiness) onto us

Our Greatest Treasure

The Kingdom of heaven is finding great treasure

Matthew 5:3 (AV)

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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