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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Purposefulness (Purpose in Life) (05/25/06)

TITLE: Man's Purpose in Life
By Alfreda Byars


Are you wondering what your purpose in life is, if you are, then let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13

To have a purpose in life, you have aim, intention, end, goal, mission, objective, hope, desire, dream, expectation, intent, and destination. A Goal suggests laborious effort in striving to attain something [in Christians, that would be eternal life];
Your objective refers to a specific end that is capable of being reached {and in Christians, our main objective is to one day be with Jesus, face to face}.

According to the Bible, man has been:
Authorized as well as instructed to perform a certain duty, work, or to appoint to a certain rank or office, delegation, empowering, charging, sending, and
deputizing. {Matthew 28:19-20 19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.}
Authorized: implies the giving of power or the right to act, ranging in application from a specific legal power to discretionary powers in dealings of any kind.
Your purpose in life is to be in operation to function, work, serve, carry on, run, and behave,
It is a personal sense of what one should do:
Obligation, conscience, liability, charge, responsibility, accountability, faithfulness, pledge, commitment, good faith, honesty, integrity, sense of duty, call of duty, calling, charge, service, mission, commission, assignment, routine, chore.

The conclusion of the whole matter:
Man’s purpose is to do all that God commands him to do:
Luke 17:10. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.

2 Timothy 4:2. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

Hebrews 13:21. Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Genesis 18:19 command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord,

Deuteronomy 4:40. Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever.

Deuteronomy 13:10 do that which is right in the eyes of the Lord thy God.

1 Timothy 4:12-13 but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

Man has been commissioned by God to teach all nations about him, to baptize, heal the sick, cast out devils and raise the dead, to restore sight to the blind and cause the lame to walk again.

Luke 10:2-3 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
3. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

If you need a purpose for your existence, call on Jesus, he said he is the way, the truth and the life. He made you with a purpose in mind.

God Bless You.

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Rita Garcia06/02/06
A good study from the Word!
Enjoyed reading it.
Shari Armstrong 06/03/06
A nice start for what could be a series of Bible study lessons.
dub W06/03/06
Good bible study on the topic.
Sherry Wendling06/03/06
You've got the beginnings of a thorough Bible study here! I sniff a scholar who loves to do research! That's a valuable gift.

To pull your readers in, let's hear more of what YOU think about it! A personal testimony, an illustration from your life, or the life of someone you know? There's buried gold in the memory banks of your heart that will make this shine, if you're willing to share it with us!

Jesus used humor, parables, stories, all kinds of tools to connect with the reader's heart, not just the head. Go for it, and have fun!

Blessings, Sherry~
Marilyn Schnepp 06/04/06
A nice devotional, and if adhered to - Man does have a purpose in life. Beautiful thoughts from the Scripture explained so that all can understand. Very nice.