Life With Purpose
“But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. Jeremiah 9:24
When you buy an expensive item that comes with a warranty, the warranty often requires that service on the item be performed by an authorized repair center. Why the “authorized” requirement? Because the manufacturer’s technicians know the workings of your item better than anyone else, they know how to extend the efficiency and lifespan of the product.
And the same is true for us and our Creator. For prolonging our life and living it with the utmost purpose and fulfillment, nothing is more important than knowing our Creator. The world boasts of finding purpose in strength, riches, status, or power (Jeremiah 9:23), but we must agree with the apostle Paul who agreed with the prophet Jeremiah: “As it is written, ‘He who glories, let him glory in [understanding and knowing] the Lord’” (1 Corinthians 1:31; 2 Corinthians 10:17).
Life is lived against the backdrop of eternity, and eternal life is knowing God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent (John 17:3).
Man, made in the image of God, has a purpose—to be in relationship to God, who is there. Francis Schaeffer
What is Your Purpose?