God’s greatest desire is for man to experience genuine happiness. The Almighty created man and placed him in a perfect environment with a perfect companion. Man was happy until Satan entered and ruined the bliss. However, God’s plans were not destroyed. The Almighty’s omniscience had prepared for this event and the Son of God came to earth to offer the once-for-all sacrifice that would restore man’s happiness.
Man’s happiness is still God’s primary objective (John 14:26; Philippians 4:6-8). Although God’s Heaven offers eternal happiness to man (Revelation 7:16, 17), man does not have to wait for Heaven in order to find genuine happiness. God has revealed to man certain instructions on how happiness can be secured while living on earth. These instructions are summarized in “Beatitudes” that are found throughout the Bible. These statements offer the Christian direction so that he can rest in the happiness that God offers.
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