Created Purpose – Why Are We Here?
To The Godhead:
Paul had a strong desire to get to know the Godhead, and so should we.
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
In some measure, Paul did gain much knowledge of his God. Have we?
2 Timothy 1:12
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
The bent of our lives should be to bring glory to God.
1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
We should be daily more like our Lord.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
We should seek to follow those more Godly than ourselves, and as we learn of Him to follow more closely to Him.
1 Corinthians 11:1
Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
We need to be constantly in the Word of God to learn of Him, enabling us to follow ever closer.
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
What we learn must be put into practice.
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
The New Testament says over 16 times we are to love one another. The word “another” is “another of the same kind” or other Christians.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
These things I command you, that ye love one another.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
1 Thessalonians 4:9
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
1 Peter 1:22
Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
1 John 3:11
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
1 John 3:23
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
1 John 4:11
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1 John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
2 John 5
And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
We are to “build up” one another.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
To The Church:
We are to edify… build up both the church which is His body and the local church.
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
1 Corinthians 14:12
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
To The Unsaved:
We have been given the great commission. We need to carry it out! Preach! Witness!
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.