The Pursuit of Happiness
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
— Luke 16:13
Jerry Bridges wrote in his book The Discipline of Grace, “Our involvement and coopera- tion with [ Jesus] in His work is what I call the pursuit of holiness.”12
You cannot pursue both personal happiness and Jesus’ will. Why? Sooner or later you will hate one and love the other (see Luke 16:13; Matthew 6:24). Luke and Matthew were two disciples who stood by Jesus in his personal ministry. They left their own pursuits to follow Jesus.
When I asked twentysomethings about issues I should address in this book, the most common question I got via text messaging, online surveys, and personal conver- sations was “How do I know Jesus and his will?”
How do you know when your personal pursuit is ...
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