From Randal’s nudge link…
29.You have every right to be happy, but it’s up to YOU and only YOU to exercise that right.
SRB here: Although the list of 60 points has a lot of good stuff, this one shouldn’t have made the cut as presently worded. We, as children of God, have the right and responsibility to be FAITHFUL (Rev. 2:10) & JOYFUL (Phil. 4:4). People will do all sorts of sinful things (e.g., unlawful remarriages) because they claim to have the “right” to be happy. Happiness is not a synonym for joy. Happiness is based on pleasant physical circumstances often associated with chance or “hap.” Joy is independent of pleasant physical circumstances.
I’ve written on this distinction before. I welcome your comments–good or bad: