(A devotional reflection by Ptr. Alex Garcia)
PURSUE HOLINESS MORE THAN HAPPINESS. All people want to be happy. But there can be no genuine HAPPINESS apart from HOLINESS. And there is no genuine holiness apart from God.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14 NKJV)
People who pursue pleasure instead of pursuing God become HEDONISTS, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God (2 Timothy 3:4). It is an end time trap of the spirit of the age.
To the believer and follower of Christ, happiness is a by- product not an end goal. The believer's goal is to please God and his delight is to do God's will (2 Corinthians 5:9-10; Psalm 40:8).