Reading Verse: Joshua 23:1-16
If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!
Many people try to find the purpose in their lives. Some want to be rich and successful, and some want to be businessmen. There is nothing wrong with having those hope and desires, but never let them become the purpose in life. If the purpose of our lives is only for ourselves, then we will miss the true purpose of life and we will never be satisfied even if we have achieved all of our desires. As human beings we will always be tempted to crave for more and will never be satisfied. The scriptures say that for all that is in the world is only the desire of the eye, the desire of the flesh, and the pride of life. If we dwell in it, we will lose the time to have fellowship with God, and sooner or later our lives will be overcome by flesh desires. So we must meditate on the purpose of our lives. The true purpose of life is to seek God’s will and carry it out in this life. In other words, we must put God above everything else, and we must focus on God. Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you. Therefore, do not worry about what we need because God has provided for His people.
Our purpose in God is eternal, and all things in this world temporary. God has promised an eternal life for us so we must do something that is eternal, for example having a close relationship with God, serving God, and always pleasing His heart. All these will go wasted as God count them all for us. When we sow eternal things, we will reap eternal things as well. A true purpose in life is not without challenges, but we must keep moving toward the plans of God. If we are on the right track today, do not let sin block our way to the eternal purpose of life. Have strong faith in the Lord.
Meditate on this: what is the use of achieving everything if in the end we are far away from God? Everything will be useless. So, chase eternal things and make sure that we have a purpose of life that is pleasing and glorify God. Amen.
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