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5/18/2008 ~ Godís Purpose, Earthís Purpose,
                   Our Purpose



Showing reverence is not the same as wanting God.
Men often want Godís creation or control of it over Him.

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... One generation passes away, and another generation comes; ...
~ Ecclesiastes 1:1-11


How long life goes on, cycles on the earth will continue to revolve.
Nature moves over the life of man.


"You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things, ..." ~ Revelation 4:11


~ Created us for His pleasure ~ It serves Him ~

... God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing,
Whether good or evil. ~ Ecclesiastes 12:13-14


Though Joseph was betrayed by his brothers,
he remained loyal to the ways of God.


Then they said to one another, "We are truly guilty concerning our brother,
... ~ Genesis 42:21-23


One can immediately recall the guilt of oneís life when things get bad.

Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,
Before the difficult days come, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 12:1


PURITY

One needs to hold purity of hert close, to have purity with God.

... of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, ...
~ 1st Peter 1:22-25


Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace
with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ~ 2nd Timothy 2:22


The fruits of Godís will are clear.

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, ~ James 3:17


Joseph was devout in service as was Cornelius.

DEVOUT

a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, ... ~ Acts 10:2

It's about knowing what needs to be done and doing it.

FOCUS

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~ Dedicated to God ~
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DEDICATED

Our purpose is to preserve things that go beyond our mortal lives.
FAITH in those things not seen.


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not
seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. ... ~ Hebrews 11:1-3


Our purpose is to establish Godís glory through our actions.
One needs eternal purpose over temporary purpose.


God put us here to serve His purpose.



 

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