HAPPINESS IS LINKED TO OBEDIENCE TO THE PRECEPTS
“O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea.” Isaiah 48:18.
What a God is our God! He rules over His kingdom with diligence and care, and He has built a hedge -the Ten Commandments- about His subjects to preserve them from the results of transgression. In requiring obedience to the laws of His kingdom, God gives His people health and happiness, peace and joy. He teaches them that the perfection of character He requires can be attained only by becoming familiar with His Word. –God’s Amazing Grace, p. 61.
There is no mystery in the law of God. All can comprehend the great truths which it embodies. The feeblest intellect can grasp these rules….
Obedience to the law is essential, not only to our salvation, but to our own happiness and the happiness of all with whom we are connected.
Man’s happiness must always be guarded by the law of God…. The law is the hedge which God has placed about His vineyard. By it those who obey are protected from evil.
We owe to Him all that makes life desirable, and He asks of us the affections of the heart and the obedience of the life. His precepts, if obeyed, will bring happiness into the home life, happiness to every individual. Right doing will bring peace and holy joy. –My Life Today, p. 163.