Why did you get up this morning? What keeps you going? Why are you doing what you are doing? What is your purpose in life?
Purpose in life gives meaning to life. People usually give up in life because they lack either meaningful relationships or meaningful purpose.
Did you know that the Bible is full of purpose statements for the Christian! And as counselor Ed Welch says, “Every command in Scripture is a purpose statement. We are servants of the exalted king. When He speaks to us and tell us what to do, that becomes our purpose. Our purpose is to live for His purposes.”
Here are some of those commands/purpose statements from God!
“The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13, ESV).
“And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39, ESV).
“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6, ESV).
“For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.” (Leviticus 11:44, ESV).
” Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.” (Ephesians 5:1, ESV).
“for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8, ESV).
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,” (Philippians 2:5, ESV).
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