Luk 10:41-42 NASB But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."Luk 18:20-22 NASB "You know the commandments, 'DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, DO NOT MURDER, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS, HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER.'" 21 And he said, "All these things I have kept from my youth." 22 When Jesus heard this, He said to him, "One thing you still lack; sell all that you possess and distribute it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
From “The Weight of Glory” Chapter 1, Paragraph 1: If there lurks in most modern minds the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Psalm 37:4 NASB Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Beauty of Simplicity Delight “To seek our happiness in God” Barnes God is a singular source of happiness The world offers happiness in a multiplicity of sources
Hapiness is . . . Identity This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased!
Desires Happiness is what you feel when what you want to happen happens. Buddhism - True happiness is only possible ifwe stop desiring. C.S. Lewis “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us . . . we are far too easily pleased.”
Psalm 16:11 NASB You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.