Affirming Our Purpose

“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever. Amen.” – Romans 11:36 

The good news of the gospel is not merely a set of beliefs or a historical account; it is a profound revelation of God’s plan and purpose for all creation. In Romans 11:36, the Apostle Paul beautifully captures the essence of the Gospel, reminding us that everything originates from God, finds its meaning through Him, and ultimately leads back to Him. This truth reaffirms our purpose and gives us a reason to live for His glory. 

The Gospel reveals that God is the Creator of all things. From the vast expanse of the universe to the tiniest atom, everything owes its existence to Him. The intricate design and order of creation testify to His wisdom and power. As we recognize that all things originate from God, we come to understand that our lives have significance and meaning because they are rooted in Him. 

Furthermore, the Gospel teaches us that everything finds its purpose through God. Through Jesus Christ, God offers reconciliation and redemption to a broken and fallen world. He offers forgiveness of sins, the gift of eternal life, and the transformation of hearts. In Christ, we discover our true identity as children of God, called to walk in righteousness and love. 

Living with a sense of purpose means living for God’s glory. As we embrace the Gospel, we are invited to align our lives with God’s will and participate in His divine plan. We find joy and fulfillment when we live in harmony with His purposes, seeking to bring Him glory in all that we do. 

The Gospel compels us to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-39). It urges us to use our gifts and talents for His kingdom, to serve others selflessly, and to be agents of God’s love and grace in the world. 

Today, let us embrace the transformative power of the Gospel in our lives. May we continually seek God’s guidance and surrender to His purposes. As we live for His glory, our lives take on eternal significance, and our actions become an offering of worship to the One who created us, redeemed us, and called us to be part of His divine plan. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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