Finding Purpose in Christ
Category : General
Ephesians 1:12 (KJV)
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
The end of all the benefits we obtain in Christ is, that we may set forth His glorious grace and mercy toward us.
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself what are you living for? Why am I here? What is my purpose? Many years ago, a young man pondered the thought which led him to finding his purpose which was to honor God. His quote, “never to do any manner of things, whether in soul or body, less but what tends to the glory of God.”
This is the end of predestination to the inheritance; and the sense is, either that the praise of the glory of God, in his grace and goodness, might be discovered and made known unto the saints, as it is displayed in election, redemption, justification, pardon, adoption, regeneration, and eternal salvation; or that they should praise and glorify him on account of these things, by ascribing all to his grace, and nothing to themselves; by giving him thanks for all his benefits; by ordering their conversations aright as become the Gospel; and by doing all things with a view to his glory.
Allow me to point out that had Jesus Christ lived for Himself, mankind today would never know the forgiveness of sin or have the hope for eternal life. Is life about you today? Is it about your happiness, dream, comfort, success? Our Lord said, “…for I always those things that please the Father.
Will you glorify Christ with your life today? Will He be the praise of your lips and action? Will your thoughts and attitudes be Christ centered and God honoring? Are you willing to glorify Him in your walk, word and worth of Him today? Let us purpose and resolve today to glorify God with our life. Let us purpose to make our words, our works, our whole man be at His command and service today, now and forever.
Have a great and God filled day!