How to Lose Your Happiness

Psalm 1:1


In this lab, John Piper reminds us that those who say they want to be happy while they still indulge in sin do not really want to be happy.

Some questions to ask as you read and study Psalm 1:1:

  1. What causes you to have a bad week? What kinds of things steal your joy?
  2. What does it mean to be blessed? How would the psalmist counsel us to be a blessed person?
  3. Are you flirting at all with wicked ways or keeping corrupt company? How can you turn away?

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Principle for Bible Reading

Defining Terms in Context

Often, we come with our definitions of words before we understand what a verse or passage means. This habit can work at times, but we must let the passage itself define what certain words mean. Words help us understand verses, and verses help us understand words.