"To the man who pleases Him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness" (Ecclesiastes 2:26)
Are you looking for the key to success? What is success? I mean real, true success.
Some would do anything to be famous and have their moment of glory. Some just want to hide all their life because they find themselves ordinary and uninteresting. Some just want to live life to the fullest, be it in abundance or in need.
Some say success is when you are happy with what you have, what you do and what you go through. Some say the key to Happiness is Love.
Some say success is when you have studied a lot and know a lot. But is that Knowledge?
Knowledge starts with knowing God. And true Wisdom starts when you "fear" the Lord.
So, if you want all these things, all you have to do is to please God. Quite simple, isn't it?
But, how can you please God?
No one can.
God has too high standards for me, and for you. Who never stole anything? Who never lied to someone? Who never hated anyone? Who has never had idols? (That is, people or things that they loved more than God, or worshipped instead of God)
We all fail. We all fail everyday at least one of His commandments.
That's the bad news.
You know what? There is a GOOD NEWS!
God loves us too much to leave us this way. Unable to please Him, unable to be wise, unable to know Him, unable to be happy.
He provided a way that we can please Him, know Him and be happy.
Jesus-Christ is that way. He is the only Way.
"Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." (Mark 10:26-27)
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me." (John 14:6)