What Does The Bible Say About The Happiness Of The Saints?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Psalms 49:4-5 – He shall call heaven from above, and the earth, to judge his people. Gather ye together his saints to him: who set his covenant before sacrifices.
Psalms 109:3 – With thee is the principality in the day of thy strength: in the brightness of the saints: from the womb before the day star I begot thee.
Psalms 131:9, 16 – Let thy priests be clothed with justice: and let thy saints rejoice. […] I will clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall rejoice with exceeding great joy.
Psalms 149:5 – The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds.
Song Of Solomon 3:11 – Go forth, ye daughters of Sion, and see king Solomon in the diadem, wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the joy of his heart.
Ecclesiasticus 45:1-2 – Moses was beloved of God, and men: whose memory is in benediction. He made him like the saints in glory, and magnified him in the fear of his enemies, and with his words he made prodigies to cease.
Ephesians 3:17-19 – and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fulness of God.
Colossians 1:12 – giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
Revelation 7: 9, 13-17 – After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no man could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, […] Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”