The Happy Man

The Happy Man

The happy man was born in the city of Regeneration
in the parish of Repentance unto Life. He has a large
estate in the county of Christian Contentment.

He was educated at the School of Obedience
—and often does jobs of Self-denial.

He wears the garment of Humility, and has
another suit to put on when he goes to Court,
called the Robe of Christ’s Righteousness.

He is necessitated to travel through the world on
his way to heaven—but he walks through it as fast
as he can. All his business along the way—is to
make himself and others happy. He often walks
in the valley of Self-Abasement, and sometimes
climbs the mountains of Heavenly-mindedness.

He breakfasts every morning on Spiritual Prayer,
and sups every evening on the same. He has food
to eat, which the world knows nothing of—and his
drink is the sincere milk of the Word of God.

Thus happy he lives—and happy he dies.

Happy is he who has . . .
  Gospel submission in his will,
  the love of God in his affections,
  true peace in his conscience,
  sincere Divinity in his breast,
  the Redeemer’s yoke on his neck,
  the vain world under his feet, and
  a crown of glory over his head!

Happy is the life of that man who . . .
  believes firmly,
  prays fervently,
  walks patiently,
  labors abundantly,
  lives holily,
  dies daily,
  watches his heart,
  guards his senses,
  redeems his time,
  loves Christ, and
  longs for glory!

“Happy is the man who does not walk in the
 counsel of the wicked, or stand in the way of
 sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. But his
 delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his
 law he meditates day and night. He is like a
 tree planted by streams of water, which yields
 its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.
 Whatever he does prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3

~  Lachlan MacKenzie ~

Share

2 thoughts on “The Happy Man

  1. Am speechless, the Holy spirit led me to this post from your other blog, twas a message which I needed to hear today because I have been been in such a very terrible mood for some days now…anyways, long story.
    WOW, like your new site! Am so in love with everything you ve done and are doing, am so grateful Our God you are still on fire for the Lord. Almost on a daily basis, I think of you and wonder how you are doing and I can see the Lord has been very good to you, how are the kids .

    Happy New Year! Jesus is Lord!

    God bless

    [Reply]

    Berean Wife Reply:

    IJ,

    Hello, stranger. I haven’t heard from you in a while!

    I’m glad that the poem, The Happy Man was helpful for you. I pray the Lord will refresh your spirit and renew the joy of your salvation.

    I’m glad you like the site. It has some helpful features beyond the Blogger site.

    We are all doing well. Thanks for asking. I think of you also, especially every time I hear of persecution in your country. 🙁 It is truly a sad, wicked world enslaved to sin.

    Berean Wife

    [Reply]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.