... a weekly letter of encouragement.
May 31, 1993
"...David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, died." (Acts 13:16 Nas;Mof)
WHAT A LEGACY! King David knew God's purpose for His life. Accomplished it. Then cashed it in.
A popular lyric observes, "Life is tough and then you die." No purpose: Just exist. Then die.
QUESTION: Do you know God's purpose for your life as it relates to your generation? Or are you just toughing it out? Existing? Awaiting certain death?
God expects you to know and do His purpose for your life:
"Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people)...Do not be vague and thoughtless...but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of God is." (Ephesians 5:14 - 17 Amplified)
The Westminister Confession states, "The chief end of man is to know God and enjoy Him forever." I would add a codicil: "And to introduce others to the same privilege of knowing and enjoying Him...who in turn will introduce others who... " (etc., etc.)
Paul, after investing his life in people, scrambled just to find one man who was willing to serve God's purpose instead of his own:
"I hope...to send Timothy to you shortly...for I have no one else...who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 2:19 - 21)
By contrast, Jesus understood and accomplished God's purpose for His life in His generation:
"I have glorified Thee on earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do." (John 17:4)
QUESTION: Are you serving the purpose of God in your generation? Or are you simply toughing it out...existing...and awaiting certain death?
Have a great week!
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