What is the PURPOSE
of human life?
Q. What is the purpose of human life? What is God's purpose for MY life?
(Submitted by: Valerie)
A. To answer your question we need to first come to understand God's purpose for everyone.
In 1Corinthians 15 the Apostle Paul said once Jesus Christ finished all the work God gave Christ to do, then all will be turned over to the Father so God can be all and in all. Paul clearly states that God's purpose is to reproduce Himself:
"For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. . .
"Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For "He has put ALL THINGS under His feet." But when He says "ALL THINGS are put under Him," it is evident that He who put ALL THINGS under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all." (1Corinthians 15:21-22, 24-28, NKJV throughout)
God cannot give any greater gift than to give everything He is. All that God is and has he wants to give to humanity to share in His total joy. What a loving Father! Now, what do we do as individuals as far as our part?
In Acts 1:8 Christ said we are to be witnesses of him:
"Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, 'Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?' And He said to them, 'It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and YOU SHALL BE WITNESSES TO ME in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.'" (Acts 1:6-8)
Our part is to live like Jesus, be like Him, act like Him and talk like Him. Just as the Father and Son are one
, we are to be one with Christ:
"'I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be ONE IN US, that the world may believe that You sent Me.
"And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, THAT THEY MAY BE ONE JUST AS WE ARE ONE: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.' " (John 17:20-23)
By being one with Christ and Christ is one with the Father, then we are also one with the Father. Then God's purpose is fulfilled of reproducing Himself.
How do we know if we are like Jesus? Here is what Christ said:
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; AS I HAVE LOVED YOU, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35)
Written by: Art Mokarow