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Second-Nature Gratitude

Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. Many Christians make a distinction between happiness and joy. Happiness, they say, depends on what’s happening, and it’ll change depending on the circumstances. On the other hand, joy does not change. It’s rock-solid; it’s unshakable. But, is there a difference? In Scripture, God does not do any hairsplitting between terms. Psalm 68 says, “May the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful.” Oh, friend, when it comes to joy and happiness, God does not do a big linguistic distinction. Happiness is not the emotion of fleshly-minded sinners, while joy…

Second-Nature Gratitude
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