You da’ man! You’ve probably heard this exclamation after someone has done something great or unusual. The only reason I even mention You da man, is to help you with the pronunciation of Eudemonic (yoo-di-mon-ik).
A lot of what I do focuses on the end results of Eudemonics which is behavior that produces happiness and a sense of well-being. This type of happiness is not associated with the circumstances of the world, but it has more to do with the concept of joy and your relationship with the Lord.
With this in mind, it’s easy to identify a few of the Eudemonic Principles in the Bible. There is the:
- Joy of Knowing God: But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You (Psalm 5:11)
- Joy of Forgiveness: Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered (Psalm 32:1)
- Joy of Mercy: Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever (Psalm 106:1)
- Joy of Restoration: Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit (Psalm 51:12)
I encourage you to give some thought to your relationship with God, and to take the time to mediate on the joy-filled message of Psalm 62:
Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious. Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You. All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to Your name.”
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~Romans 15:13