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God’s Word – The Source of Happiness

The Source of Happiness

God’s Word is the Source of Happiness.

Our text today tells us that God’s Word is the source of happiness.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalms 1:3
One of my favorite things in life is trees. Right now, we are entering that time of the year when the trees begin to bud, and their leaves start to come back. Outside my office is a beautiful purple plum tree. Every year around this time it sprouts tiny little buds that are pink. It makes the entire tree look as if it is covered with pink snow. There is almost a pink glow to it.
God gives us a picture of a tree in Psalm 1:3. It is a tree that is enjoying perpetual health. Note that it is “planted by the rivers of water.” Being near the river means that it has a continued source of water which is essential for its health and productivity. In fact, God goes on to describe that tree as one that always brings “forth his fruit in his season.” It is a tree whose “leaf also shall not wither.” It is an extremely healthy tree producing fruit and always prospering.
If you go back to verse 2, you might remember that God describes happy people as those who “delight” in His law. He says they are the people who “meditate day and night” in His law. God desires that each of us be happy. He also desires that we be prosperous and healthy. To be spiritually healthy and prosperous means that we must be “planted” near the continuous source of spiritual nutrients. For this reason, it is imperative that we plant ourselves next to God’s Word. It is the source by which we grow spiritually.
If you desire to be truly happy and to be spiritually fruitful, then you must be in God’s Word day and night. You must live your life in tune with God’s Word. Without it, you will wither, and you will cease to produce fruit that is pleasing unto God. May I suggest that you determine to spend each day reading, learning, and knowing the Word of God. If you will keep yourself planted by its waters, there is no doubt that is will be the source that keeps you spiritually healthy. You will become a beautiful tree that is producing fruit, that does not wither when the storms of life come, and everything you do for Him will prosper.
If you are seeking true happiness, you can find it in God’s Word. We would love to help you. In fact, our greatest desire is to know Christ and make Him known at Calvary Baptist Church. For that reason, we would love to help you make sure of your relationship with God. Contact us and let us know how we can help you. Our email address is and our telephone number is 540.486.3434. You can hear sermons by Pastor John by clicking here.