TEXT: John 13:12-17
Andrew Murray said, "The greatest test of whether the holiness we profess to seek or to attain is truth and life will be whether it produces an increasing humility in us. In man, humility is the one thing needed to allow God's holiness to dwell in him and shine through him. The chief mark of counterfeit holiness is lack of humility. The holiest will be the humblest."
The first step to gaining genuine happiness is having a humble spirit and attitude.
The second step is holiness. There's a statement popular in Christian circles these days that says, 'Jesus didn't come to make us happy; He came to make us holy.' While those words are not untrue, they don't tell the whole story. The truth of the matter is that those who live holy lives are happier than those who don't.
A holy life is one that is lived in obedience to God. The disciples had lived with and learned from Jesus for three years, and they had never seen Him do anything wrong. Everything that Jesus did was