Quote of Note #48: Finding Happiness


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“Happiness is the great question confronting mankind.  The whole world is longing for happiness and it is tragic to observe the ways in which people are seeking it.  The vast majority, alas, are doing so in a way that is bound to produce misery.  Anything which, by evading the difficulties, merely makes people happy for the time being, is ultimately going to add to their misery and problems.  That is where the utter deceitfulness of sin comes in; it is always offering happiness, and it always leads to unhappiness and to final misery and wretchedness.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (One Volume Edition). Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1971, page 32.

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