You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. – Psalm 16:11.
Richard Easterlin, who is an economist at the University of California, is promoting a new approach to finding happiness. This approach combines two theories in psychology and economics. The economist correctly argues that more money does not necessarily result in greater, or lasting happiness. Easterlin sums up his views by saying, “Hence, a reallocation of time in favor of family life and health would, on average, increase individual happiness.”
It has been said, that when the scientists and researchers finally arrive at the summit of the mountain where they find the meaning of life and the source of life, that they will find that the theologians have already been there for many centuries. The theologians are already there, because God has already given us this great wisdom, and it is all written down in black and white. Most of us know this wisdom is contained in a book called the Bible.
Our scientists and researchers could certainly increase the speed of their research, and save a great sum of money by taking a little time to read, study, and listen to God speak to them through the written wisdom of the Bible. Since most of us are not scientists and researchers, we do not have to waste years of time discovering whether “a reallocation of time in favor of family life and health would, on average, increase individual happiness.” Why? Because we have already read the Book (as in the Bible) and know this to be true.
Happiness will never be found solely in the pursuit of money, material possessions, and fleshly pleasures. Research does not have to be done to know this, although King Solomon did, in fact, do the experiential research and arrived at those same conclusions (Read Ecclesiastes for the findings of King Solomon).
Where will we find joy, happiness, and the ultimate in satisfaction in life? “In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Allow God to show you the path of true life.
(Happiness will never be found solely in the pursuit of money, material possessions, and fleshly pleasures. Allow God to show you the path of true life.)