The Happiest People Are Godly People
Construction Zone 6: God's View of You
What were Adam and Eve like when God created them?
Adam and Eve were created holy and happy, without sin and without sorrow. Psalm 16:11b – In Your presence is fullness of joy.
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When Adam and Eve were first created, they were holy and happy. They were holy (without sin) because they did not have any knowledge of evil and had never sinned. They were happy because they had sweet, close fellowship with God.
But all that changed one day, when Satan (the devil) came into the garden.
Satan wants to spoil God’s Creation as much as he can, because he wants to be God. (Isaiah 14) Satan believes the lie that he is as great as God, and he thinks he will take away God’s kingdom someday. Satan tries to get as many people as he can to buy into that same lie.
Christians who choose to live close to God are the happiest people, because God created us to enjoy knowing Him. Choosing to live close to God means saying “no” to sin and “yes” to God. It is a life of faith that brings great joy.
James 4:8 – Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.