The word of God tells us who the happy people are. They are the ones who have no sin controlling their lives or any sin weighing them down. The happy ones are the people who have a clear and clean conscience with God and man. The happiest people are the ones who have been forgiven for their sins. Rom. 4:7 Happy are they whose lawless deeds are forgiven, whose sins are covered.
A person can lose their happiness within minutes of receiving great news about a desired event being fulfilled. It can be as simple as finding a parking ticket on your windshield or standing in a long line-up in a grocery store. The happiness that was so wonderful just minutes earlier has been overshadowed by a small irksome event. This type of happiness that the world offers is circumstantial and tentative at best. It does not have a lasting affect on our heart or soul. Job 20:5 The wicked triumph only briefly; the joy of the godless is momentary.
True happiness comes from obeying God and not walking with the ungodly, the sinner, or the scoffer. Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
The pursuit of happiness is going on twenty-four-seven. Yet, the world is full of misery and unhappy people who are grasping at anything that might bring a momentary rest from the unhappiness that rules their lives. How many more hits of drugs or shots of alcohol will it take to finally be happy? These addictions are only temporary relief at best and resulting in death at worst. No saints. God’s saying is true. Happy is the man who obeys the law of God and who lives without sin in his life under God’s righteous forgiveness and grace. Happy is that man!