Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Only Happy Man

Today's Puritan Audio Devotional--"Even your own relatives think you are almost insane"by J. C. Philpot (4 minutes)
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The only happy man in the world!(Thomas Brooks, "An Ark for All God's Noahs")

God gives the trifling portions of this world to the vilest and worst of men; but His gold--His Christ, Himself--He gives only to His saints. Briers, which are for hogs, grow upon every hedge; but roses, which are for men, they only grow in pleasant gardens. You know how to apply it.

Though many have counterfeit jewels, yet there are but a few who have the true diamond; though many have their earthly portions, yet there are but a few who have God for their portion.

"Happy are the people whose God is the Lord." Psalm 144:15

All the happiness and blessedness of the people of God consists in this--that God is their God, and that He is their portion, and that they are His inheritance!

Oh, the heaped up happiness of those whose God is the Lord! The happiness of such is so great and so glorious, as cannot be conceived, as cannot be uttered!

Nothing can make that man truly miserable, who has God for his portion; nor can anything make that man truly happy, who lacks God for his portion.

God is the author of all true happiness.

God is the giver of all true happiness.

God is the maintainer of all true happiness.

God is the center of all true happiness and blessedness.

Therefore, he who has Him for his God, for his portion, is the only happy man in the world!

"Happy are the people whose God is the Lord."

Psalm 144:15Grace Gems


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