MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
No other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.—1 Corinthians 3:11
A poll was taken not long ago that asked Americans what they thought was their main purpose in life. The responses were interesting. You would think that some would maybe say, “To make a contribution to society” or “To have a meaningful life.” But what most people said was, “The main purpose of life is enjoyment and personal fulfillment.” It’s interesting to note that 50 percent of those polled identified themselves as born-again Christians.
According to the Bible, the purpose of life is not enjoyment and personal fulfillment. The Bible teaches that we are put on this earth to bring glory to God. We need to mark that well in our minds and hearts. Speaking in Isaiah 43:7, God said, “Everyone who is called by My name, Whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” Therefore, we are to glorify God in all that we do with our lives.
Are you using your resources and talents for His glory? Sometimes we think that God has given us this life to do with what we will. We will say, “Lord, this is mine. This is my week. Here is Your time on Sunday morning. The rest of it belongs to me.” Or, “Here is the plan for my life, Lord. Here is what I want to accomplish.” Or, “This is my money. Here is Your 10 percent, Lord. I give a waitress more, but 10 percent is all You get.”
The fact is that it’s possible to have a saved soul but a wasted life. If you were asked today, “What is the main purpose of life?” what would you say?
If you ask God that question and keep on asking Him every morning of your life, He will lead you into His purpose . . . which is the best place you could ever be.
Today’s devotional is an excerpt from Every Day with Jesus by Greg Laurie, 2013
Used by permission from Harvest Ministries with Greg Laurie, PO Box 4000, Riverside, CA 92514