Happy Fourth of July Everyone! As we celebrate our freedom to "pursue happiness" (personally, I think we need to pursue loving God and loving others first), here's a great article and video on what happiness is. Though not a spiritual article, it does remind us that happiness is not in amassing a bunch of money.
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For important reminders see Matt. 6:33; Ecclesiastes 5:8-20;1 Tim. 6:6; Philippians 4:11-13 plus many others! So pursue happiness if you will, but pursue God first and the happiness will take care of itself. The video cuts off about a minute before it's supposed to, but the article has the full text! Here's the link:
So enjoy your freedom, thank God for your freedom, and for those who gave their lives to secure it, and then use your freedom wisely, as our Father through Paul reminds us: " You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:13,14