The God we love is the enemy of sin and the creator and friend of fun and laughter.
Many Christians in church history knew that happiness, gladness, feasting, and partying are God’s gifts.
But habitual unhappiness is a pitiful way to live.
When we seek holiness at the expense of happiness or happiness at the expense of holiness, we lose both the joy of being holy and the happiness birthed by obedience. God commands holiness, knowing that when we follow his plan, we’ll be happy. He also commands happiness, which makes obeying him not only duty, but also pleasure.
Alcorn, Randy (2015-09-17). Happiness . Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.