God has a Purpose – Ecclesiastes 3:14-15
January 21, 2023, 10:59 AM

14 “I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him. 15 Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.”

Plans are the blueprints; the procedures are steps to carry out the plans. If one is building a building, the blueprints reveal the plans. The construction workers, banks, and civil authorities are part of the procedure to see the building built, but why build the building to begin with? What is the purpose?

Why did God decide to build mankind? Why did He put creation in place? The Bible reveals the purpose of creation was to display His glory and for His pleasure. We were created to revere Him as our Creator so that all that is done might bring glory to God, in the heavens, and on earth, and under the earth. The reason for His forgiveness and working with us to come to Him by faith is that we might honor and glorify Him. Storms reveal His power. The universe displays His wisdom. The order of nature displays His control. Evil will be completely defeated and His promises will be completely fulfilled. We will then bow every knee and every one will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

He performs our salvation for His own sake so that we will delight in divine love and commitment. He justifies people called by His name in order that He may be glorified, (see Ezek 36:22-23,32).

Psalm 90:12 "Teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” We set our priorities on Him and not on ourselves. Eph 5:15,16 "Be very careful then, how you live not as unwise, but as wise making the most of every opportunity or redeeming the time, because the days are evil."

The movie, “The End of the Spear”, came out a few of years ago depicting the story of the martyrdom of the five missionaries killed by savage Auca Indians in Ecuador. It revealed how the wife of Jim Elliott and the sister of Nate Saint continued to minister in the same village from which their loved ones were murdered. They were willing even to die so they would bring the story of God’s saving love. Within two years fifty accepted Jesus Christ. It opened the door for further and greater evangelism of the world.

Saint, Nate’s son, told the story of how through treachery and lies of one of the people, turned the Aucas on the missionaries. That murderer became saved and became one of the spiritual leaders bringing a people-group to respond faith in Jesus.

Application:  Will you be found faithful, redeeming the time and letting your days be committed to Him? We may not be called as missionaries or pastors. We are called to pray, give, and serve where we are. His plan is to use our time. His procedure is to use our talents. His purpose to bring Him glory.

Prayer:   Lord, teach me to how you want me to be in service for Your purposes where You have place me.