Been Tried - Won't Work

  Happiness is largely dependent on what is happening. There is something better. There is blessedness, which means in the right relationship with God. When that is the case you enjoy well-being regardless what is happening.

  People try so many ways to be happy. They seek power, wealth, pleasure, human wisdom and knowledge, fame, most anything that makes them feel important. Such things are not always evil in moderation. But they do not produce happiness and certainly not blessedness. Solomon had and tried all these and said, "This is vanity." They don't work.

  Some pursue liquor, drugs, money, "pot,", immorality and almost every evil of which you can imagine seeking happiness. These things have been tried and they won't work. How long does it take a person to learn this?

  Solomon concluded, "Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" (Eccl. 12: 13). He tells us why. "For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good or whether it be evil." This is the path to happiness- AND IT DOES WORK.