To know Christ and His purpose

Many And so, dear brothers and sisters who belong to God and are partners with those called to heaven, think carefully about this Jesus whom we declare to be God’s messenger and High Priest. For he was faithful to God, who appointed him, just as Moses served faithfully when he was entrusted with God’s entire house. But Jesus deserves far more glory than Moses, just as a person who builds a house deserves more praise than the house itself. For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later. But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ. Hebrews 3:1-6

Two questions that haunts a person are, “Why am I here on this earth?” and “Who am I?” The former is related to purpose and the latter is a question of identity. A person, no matter what stage or season of life he or she is, will always be confronted with these questions. Then you will try to attempt to search for the answers because you know that once you discover your purpose and identity, you will realize your worth. But if your search will lead you away from God, you will miss what you are trying to find. God has a purpose for your life and He wants you to identify yourself with Him. From the text, the writer of Hebrews identified those that believed in Christ as those that belong to Him. It is in Christ that you will find direction and example on how to live the life God provided for you. Every believer in Christ belongs to Him and they are co-heirs with Christ. “You received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering” (Romans 8:15-17). Once you trust Christ’s sacrifice on the cross as the only way that you could be reconciled with God and receive forgiveness, then your focus changes. God’s desires become your delight. Finding your identity and purpose in Christ will change the orientation of your life. You no longer identify with the flesh and your sinful desires. This change in attitude was due to the fact that in Christ you know that you have to reflect Him in your life. As the apostle Paul said, “For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better” (Philippians 1:20-21). Have you embraced your identity in Christ because you have trusted Him as Lord and Savior?

Blessings.

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Study in the Book of 2 Thessalonians

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