ASV | Psalms 4:2
2O ye sons of men, how long shall my glory be turned into dishonor? `How long' will ye love vanity, and seek after falsehood? Selah
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Insight by t
Bottomline everyone wants to be happy. The challenge is we think we can make ourselves happy. We think we can plot a course in life that gives us "the most" happiness. That way of thinking is like the child who thinks eating more ice cream will make them more happy. Truth is, eating more ice cream will make them sick :/ We're all like that misguided child, we chase things we think will make us happy but instead we just end up depraved and sick.
Our tendency is to embrace delusions, because delusional thinking makes us happy for a little while. Sometimes we surround ourselves with people who tell us what we want to hear because it makes us happy for a little while. The lies and delusions eventually fall away, and when they do we're unhappier than ever, just like the child who ate too much ice cream.
The truth is that only loving God, deeply and quietly; then loving people in community will actually make us happy. Giving love and rejecting the world will give us that deep happiness that lasts (better known as joy).