Everything God asks us to do correlates with happiness. Nothing God asks us to do makes us less happy. God asks us to be grateful and grateful people are happier. We are encouraged to read our Bibles and people who do are happier. We are invited to pray and we find that people who pray are happier. We are asked to witness and people who witness are happier.

If you teach people, it is a good idea to keep this in mind as you teach. Appeal to people’s self-interest, don’t work against it. A statement I try to make often as I teach and write lessons is, “It is always in our best interest to live the Christian life.” (For more on my lessons, see www.joshhunt.com )

Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life, and have it to the full.” Turns out, those who follow Him most closely are living proof that it is true. It really is good news to all men.