What greater purpose is there in life? | Faith
Jesus means a lot of different things to a lot of people. There is one thing he always will be and Colossians 1:18 makes it clear that âHe is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that in all things He can have preeminence.
Preeminence of the dictionary: “implies a supreme position, imagining one who excels over all others in a particular quality or achievement”. For this reason, there is no one more preeminent than God.
We must give him all the praise and glory; we find in Ephesians 1:11: “In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestinated according to the design of him who does all things according to the counsel of his will, 12 so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might to be in praise of his glory.
This verse makes it very clear that we have been redeemed and received an everlasting inheritance, so that God may be glorified. We know that we benefit greatly from salvation, but it is the glory of God that is the main problem.
The age we live in is a human-centered culture. The sad, selfish, self-glorifying mentality has crept into the church, and even the gospel itself has been watered down because of it. For example, sin is often defined by how it affects man, not how he dishonors God.
Salvation is most often presented as a way to receive what Christ offers, not to obey what He commands. Many evangelists present the gospel as nothing more than a formula by which people can live happy and more fulfilling lives. The emphasis is on the benefit of man and not on the glory of God.
Such a gospel only adds to the fire of self-love and self-exaltation. As believers, we should know better than that. We know that the purpose of life is to glorify God and that includes living for his glory, which governs everything we do.
What greater purpose is there in life? Paul said: âBrethren, I do not count myself having apprehended him; but this one thing that I do, forgetting the things that are back, and going to those things that are before, I rush to the mark for the price of high calling. of God in Jesus Christ. â(Philippians 3: 13-14)
Keep this goal clearly in mind in everything you do today. In doing so, your day will be in praise of the glory of God!
Duane Willliams is the pastor of New Horizons Ministries, 900 Delrose Drive, Kingsport.
Duane Willliaments is the pastor of New Horizons Ministries in Kingsport.
Duane Willliams is the pastor of New Horizons Ministries in Kingsport.