Sunday, April 26, 2015

Devotion: The Purpose Of Life

So many, both believers and non-believers want to know the purpose of life, especially “the purpose for their individual life.”  However, with so much controversy surrounding the topic, many are confused as to the true purpose of life.  As for us, we are constantly searching, constantly redefining the purpose of life, especially here at this ministry.   And while we understand the basics, we continually search for that deeper purpose, that ultimate meaning and understanding that can only be found in the revelation knowledge that the Holy Spirit shares with us as we continue to seek God’s will.

“Yet when I am among mature believers, I do speak with words of wisdom, but not the kind of wisdom that belongs to this world or to the rulers of this world, who are soon forgotten.  No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God—his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began.  But the rulers of this world have not understood it; if they had, they would not have crucified our glorious Lord.  That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.’

But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.  No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit, and no one can know God’s thoughts except God’s own Spirit.  And we have received God’s Spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.

When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom.  Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths.  But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit.  It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.  Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others.  For, ‘Who can know the Lord’s thoughts?  Who knows enough to teach him?’  But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:6-16 NLT).

The kind of wisdom spoken of here is not the kind of wisdom that the world uses or the kind of wisdom that the sages and the men of discernment use, but the kind of wisdom that comes directly from God, through God’s word.  This wisdom spoken of here, tells “those that have an ear to hear” of the things of God, his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began. So, if you want to know “the purpose of life,” ask the Holy Spirit to reveal “the purpose” to you.  Keep in mind the Spirit searches out everything and shows “those that have an ear to hear,” God’s deep secrets.  Once revealed, you have to follow God’s instructions if you are to become all that God had planned for you to become.

Today’s inspirational message is but another thought in the endless array on “The Purpose Of Life.”  We pray that this message will add to your understanding as well as be a blessing to you.  If blessed by it, please share so that others may be blessed as well.  Amen.

Enjoy your blessings - KW

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