What is the PURPOSE of life?
Submit Bible questions, through our easy to use form,
to our team of mature Christians known as the Email Evangelists.
Question: Why are we here? What is God's purpose for MY life?
Answer: To answer your question we first need to briefly cover God's purpose for our life and everyone else.
Paul tells us that God will ultimately place ALL things under man. The apostle John then tells us quite plainly that when we are resurrected from the dead we will be JUST LIKE Jesus in his glorified form. In short, God's purpose for man is to reproduce Himself in him - to give him the same character he has had for eternity.
5. For it is not to the angels that He has placed in subjection the world that is to come, of which we are speaking. 6. But in a certain place one fully testified, saying, "What is man, that You are mindful of him . . . 8. You did put ALL THINGS in subjection under his feet." For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that was not subjected to him. (Hebrews 2)
1 See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God’s children . . . but it is not yet clear what we shall become. But we know that when Christ appears, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM (1John 3)
God cannot give any greater gift than to give everything He is and literally everything his has. All that God is and has he wants to give to humanity to share in His total joy. What a loving Father! But first, he wants us to develope the character in order to properly enjoy his riches for all eternity. Now, what do we do as individuals as far as our part? First, we can recognize that Jesus stated we are to be witnesses of him to all people (Acts 1:6-8).
Our part is to live like Jesus, be like Him, act like Him and talk like Him. In the same way that the Father and Son are one, Jesus prayed just before he was crucified that we become one with THEM.
21. That they all may be one, even as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us . . .22. And I have given them the glory that You gave to Me, in order that they may be one, in the same way that We are one: 23. I in them, and You in Me, that they may be perfected into one; (John 17)