Life with Purpose…
We’ve all heard the following sayings;
‘Grab all the gusto you can because you only go around once’
‘I did it my way’
There is a huge danger in following the ways or the purpose in life as defined by worldly scholars or those professing to be that. According to God this philosophy of taking care of self leads to;
Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’
Note that all people with one exception who have traveled this earth are sinners. There is One who did not and that is only because He was God and man. And sin leads to;
2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Romans 6:23a “For the wages of sin is death…”
There is an alternative to the penalty of sin as noted by Soloman. God the Holy Spirit used him to write the book of Ecclesiastes. In it God tells us how our lives can have purpose.
Ecc12:1 “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw new whey you say, ‘I have no pleasure in them”
Ecc12:13, 14 ” Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
So, what priority or life purpose are you running with this morning? A good way to know is to ask yourself how you started the day. Was it by inviting God to develop and use you today or was it to serve yourself and get what you can out of today? Listen to the only wisdom that counts.
Mat 6:33a “But seek you first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…”
Have a great day and it is great when you seek and serve Jesus!