What Does The Bible Say About Happiness In Serving God?
Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims
Psalms 30:20 – O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.
Psalms 33:9 – O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in him.
Psalms 36:4 – Delight in the Lord, and he will give thee the requests of thy heart.
Psalms 91:5 – For thou hast given me, O Lord, a delight in thy doings: and in the works of thy hands I shall rejoice.
Psalms 99:2 – Sing joyfully to God, all the earth: serve ye the Lord with gladness. Come in before his presence with exceeding great joy.
Psalms 103:34 – Let my speech be acceptable to him: but I will take delight in the Lord.
Psalms 118:14, 111 – I have been delighted in the way of thy testimonies, as in all riches. […] I have purchased thy testimonies for an inheritance for ever: because they are a joy to my heart.
Psalms 143:15 – They have called the people happy, that hath these things: but happy is that people whose God is the Lord.
Proverbs 21:15 – It is joy to the just to do judgment: and dread to them that work iniquity.
Ecclesiasticus 1:11-12, 18 – The fear of the Lord is honour, and glory, and gladness, and a crown of joy. The fear of the Lord shall delight the heart, and shall give joy, and gladness, and length of days. […] Religiousness shall keep and justify the heart, it shall give joy and gladness.
1 Peter 2:3 – for you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.