BIB;E VERSE FOR FRIDAY
Friday, August 16, 2019
REMEMBER THE PURPOSE
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
The nineteenth century historian, Thomas Carlyle wrote that "The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder--a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you."
That purpose was revealed immediately at the dawn of creation. Man was to be an earthly steward of God, being a caretaker of creation and filling the earth with people who reflect His glory. But when sin disrupted God's narrative, an additional purpose was added, populating heaven with people who reflect the image of Jesus Christ. Christians are part of the Church, the Bride of Christ, and are called to fulfill Christ's own purpose of bringing "many sons to glory" (Hebrews 2:10) As marriages are called to exemplify the relationship between Christ and His Church, one of the purposes of marriage is to serve Chris's calling and commission. Before you were ever born, God had a purpose for you.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show out His Precious Ultimate Love, Compassion and Comfort in good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you and will continually walk with you leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven. God bless you. I am praying for you in Jesus's Most Precious Name. Amen