There are many very happy people in the world who do not know Jesus Christ. That’s where the following verse comes in…
“I came not to send peace, but a sword,” Matthew 10:34.
Of this, Oswald Chambers writes:
“Thousands of people are happy without God in this world. If I was happy and moral before Jesus came, why did He come? Because that kind of happiness and peace is on a wrong level; Jesus Christ came to send a sword through every peace that is not based on a personal relationship to Himself.”
And here’s the challenge we face in a society where abundance can mask need — people must realize that they were made for something more than themselves. They were made for God! Life is not all about happiness and contentment (peace), but instead a purpose and high calling (a sword).
When we get that, we’re not only happy…we’re passionate!