What is humanity’s purpose?

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God created mankind for fellowship “I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee” (Jeremiah 31:3). Parents bring children to life for this same reason. God is our Heavenly Father and He yearns to have children to love (2 Thessalonians 2:16).

Life is a chance given to humans to develop that love-relationship with their Creator. God created man with the freedom of choice to accept God’s love or reject it. Sadly, our first parents chose to believe the devil. As a result, the devil stole their eternal life and caused them misery, suffering, and death (Romans 5:12).

But God, in His great mercy, offered His Son to redeem mankind from death so that all who accept His offer of salvation can be saved eternally (John 1:12). “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). There is no greater love than this that someone may die for those whom he loves (John 15:13).

God takes individual care in every person (Psalm 139:13). And He also has individual purposes for each one “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).

God’s plans for us are good plans of blessings and hope (Jeremiah 29:11; Ephesians 2:10). And humans can find God’s purpose for their lives when they abide in Him (John 15:1-17). Abiding in God means daily connection with Him through study of His Word (Acts 17:11) and prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

The apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, presents the Church as the body of Christ. Each member in the Church has a different purpose and role. The Lord has bestowed many gifts on His children to fulfill their destiny and purpose. 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 lists these spiritual gifts. So, believers can rest in the fact that their lives do have purpose. And that the good Lord has made every provision to make their lives fulfilled, successful and happy.

In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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