I began to pick apart the three verses which describe man's happiness! How exciting to see that the Trinity is depicted in these three verses!! Oh joy!
(1) The Father: Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: (Job 5:17) Our Heavenly Father corrects us and chastises us when we sin against Him, just as our earthly father corrects us. It is only through the Father's chastening that we learn to stay on the right path. We learn from our mistakes - or at least we should. The longer we take to learn, the harder the chastisement, I have found. It is best to learn early and be happy! A father corrects For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. (Pro 3:12)
(2) The Holy Ghost: Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. (Pro 3:13) One of the Holy Spirit's jobs is to draw us to Christ. He penned the Bible through holy men so that we could have God's own words to show us the way to Christ. And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, (Exo 31:3) He teaches us all we need to know about salvation through Christ. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (Joh 14:26) Without the Holy Spirit's guidance and direction, a sinner is lost for all eternity. Saying no to the wooing of the Spirit when He is trying to draw you to Christ is the sinner's spiritual death sentence. Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. (Mat 12:31) This is the unforgivable sin - if a sinner does not accept Christ as Saviour, he is doomed!
(3) The Son: Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. (Pro 28:14) Jesus Christ is the Word, according to John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. and For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (1 Jo 5:7) Those who do not accept the fact that Jesus Christ is God come in the flesh, is doomed to spending eternity in hell. Happy is the Christian because he knows that he has done the only thing that will allow him entrance into heaven - to accept Christ as his Saviour. Without doing this, man should fear. Salvation through Christ brings peace - rejection of Christ brings fear. There is no rest or peace in the heart of the lost.
What a blessing to glean from God's Word this morning! Everything always seems to fall into place each time I study His Word! God always shows Himself to me when I spend time in my Bible! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psa 119:105)
60 Day Devotional Series: Numbers In The Bible