Science and the Bible Agree: More Money Won’t Make You Happier

Science and the Bible Agree: More Money Won't Make You Happier 1

Even if we know in our heads that the pursuit of earthly wealth is ultimately empty, it’s easy to fall into our culture’s assumption that money and happiness are connected. The primary purpose of this post is to remind myself that more money won’t make me happier.

First, remember that happiness is not the highest prize. Jesus was described prophetically as a Man of Sorrow, and when we suffer through Godly sorrow we participate in his essential nature.

He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Isaiah 53:3

Second, here is some evidence that more money won’t make you happier.

Science and the Bible Agree: More Money Won't Make You Happier 2
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Third, here’s a quick refresher on what is likely to make you happier:

I hope this post is a blessing to you! Please share your experiences in the comments.

1 comment

  1. Great reminders! Sex with our spouse contributes to peace with the spouse, then, by default, the children as well. If my hubby & I are not at peace, it is extremely difficult to function peacefully with the kids. There have been times that I sort of let the kids do their own thing for a bit until we resolved a conflict because the conflict was keeping me from handling anything with them in a peaceful manner. It’s all intertwined!

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