Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional May 21 2020 – WHAT’S YOUR PURPOSE?
And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man.
1 Corinthians 15:49
Recommended Reading: Romans 8:29
The question of one’s purpose in life is posed this way: “What is your purpose in life?” It reflects our interest in finding God’s path for the future. But purpose can also be discussed a different way: “What is God’s ultimate purpose for your life?” That suggests there is an eternal purpose to which all of our changing experiences and directions in life contribute.
Then there is: Christlikeness. Remember: Paul wrote that Christ was the “last Adam,” the One who came to redeem and restore what the “first man Adam” lost (1 Corinthians 15:45). God’s ultimate purpose for us is to be conformed to the image of His Son so “that He might be the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). The Holy Spirit contributes to our conformation to Christ by giving us gifts (Christ’s hands) and traits (Christ’s heart) through the fruit of the Spirit. God even uses the difficult times in our life to conform us to Christ (Romans 8:28-29).
You likely have a purpose for today. But remember it is only a step on the path to God’s ultimate purpose of Christlikeness.
Spiritual life depends on the purposes we cherish.
Charles H. Spurgeon