Proverbs 17:20-22 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
It has long been a documented fact, that happy, smiling people seem to be healthier and live longer. In fact, there was a study done one time that concluded, people who smile live longer than people who do not smile.
Stop reading this just for a minute and go look in the mirror. By the looks of things, it sadly appears that some of you might not make it through this day!
I have long said Christians ought to be the happiest people in the world. We have so much more to look forward to.
• If something would happen to me today, and my life were ended here on earth, God says I have a home waiting for me in heaven.
• If I live through this day, God says He will never leave me nor forsake me.
• If I am hurting physically or spiritually, His Word has said that He is the Great Physician.
• If I am lonely or distraught, He is always ready to listen, and through the power of the Holy Spirit whisper sweet peace to me.
Why shouldn’t we be happy? Our text today says; “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:”
Philippians 4:4 says, “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.” If you are feeling down, try this. Get out an old Hymnbook, find the peppiest song you can find, and start praising God. It may surprise you that in just a few minutes of following this practice, you will find joy once again. Try it!
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Song of Solomon 5 – 8 / Proverbs 17:20-22
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Job 1-4 / Acts 18
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