Beyond the Purpose


Bridge over a pond in the winter, Johannapark, Leipzig, Germany

The Bible is not silent concerning our purpose; in fact, the Bible gives the topic of purpose in our lives a great deal of importance. We are encouraged to write the vision down.[1] Jeremiah also reminds us that God has plans for our life.[2] Nevertheless, our purpose should never be what drives our lives.

         In First Corinthians 12, after Paul gives us the list of all the spiritual gifts; he finishes this chapter with a clear introduction to First Corinthians 13;

 

“But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.” I Corinthians 12:31 NKJV

 

The more excellent way is to walk in love. Hebrews 12:14 describe to us how that love looks like. Hebrews in fact tells us what the driven force of our focus should be.

 

“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:”

Hebrews 12:14 NKJV

 

We look for so many ways to find satisfaction; to find joy, to find peace. Many destroy themselves through drugs and alcohol. But Matthew 5:6 gives us a great promise that guaranty us a filled life.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (KJV)

 

 

 

 

 

[1] Habakkuk 2:2

[2] Jeremiah 29:11

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