Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Happy Man

The happy man was born in the city of Regeneration in the parish of Repentance unto Life. He has a large estate in the county of Christian Contentment.

He was educated at the School of Obedience and often does jobs of Self-denial.

He wears the garment of Humility, and has another suit to put on when he goes to Court, called the Robe of Christ's Righteousness.

He is necessitated to travel through the world on his way to heaven but he walks through it as fast as he can. All his business along the way is to make himself and others happy. He often walks in the valley of Self-Abasement, and sometimes climbs the mountains of Heavenly-mindedness.

He breakfasts every morning on Spiritual Prayer, and sups every evening on the same. He has food to eat, which the world knows nothing of and his drink is the sincere milk of the Word of God.

Thus happy he lives—and happy he dies.

Happy is he who has  Gospel submission in his will,  the love of God in his affections,  true peace in his conscience,  sincere Divinity in his breast,  the Redeemer's yoke on his neck,  the vain world under his feet, and  a crown of glory over his head!

Happy is the life of that man who believes firmly,  prays fervently,  walks patiently,  labors abundantly,  lives holy,  dies daily,  watches his heart,  guards his senses,  redeems his time,  loves Christ, and  longs for glory!

[Lachlan MacKenzie]


2 Chronicles 9:7 ... Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
Job 5:17 ...  Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
Psalm 144:15 ... Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.❤