Anthony J. D’Angelo stated “Treasure your relationships – not your possessions.” Worldly happiness is so tied to materialism that happiness is almost always a synonym for money. Recall the immortal words of Jesus:
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:19-21).
As a child, it was my great grandmother who reminded us of the practical truth of the words of the Savior: “There is plenty of cheese in a mousetrap, but you will never find a happy mouse there.”
The real relationship Jesus tied to the intangible: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:33-34).
Thank you, Lord, for showing us genuine happiness through the value of our relationship that is located in His kingdom.
True happiness is in His care :“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7).
Thoughts for Today to Brighten Your Day
Glenn, Mercedes and Lauren Hitchcock
Warner Robins church of Christ, Warner Robins, Georgia