This is the continuation of an earlier post about a Bible study in which I’m facilitating and participating.
Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with
all your heart and with all your soul and with
all your mind.” This is the first and greatest
commandment. And the second is like it:
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
All the Law and the Prophets hang
on these two commandments.
~ Matthew 22:37-40
The Comparison Trap: Week Four, Day Five… Some of my reminders and my takeaways from the daily devotional include:
As Christians, we often wonder what our purpose in life is meant to be. We wonder where God might be leading us… how He might be calling us… what He would want us to be doing with our life on this side of eternity.
Seeking and searching for those answers can lead us toward love, peace, joy, and hope, and they can lead us into darkness, depression, addiction or hopelessness. There is often a great struggle to find our purpose.
The Bible is the powerful Word of God.
It full of His words to us.
It is full of instruction.
Authors have made millions speaking at seminars, workshops, writing self-help books, and promoting their latest and greatest methods for figuring out our lives. Truly, the answer to finding our purpose can be summed up in these four Scripture verses.
The answer is: Love God and love others.
Sandra reminds us that, “when we choose to honor and celebrate one another, we are honoring and celebrating someone precious to God.” She goes on to say that, “Doing so serves us well by cleaning out envy and jealousy, but Jesus reminds us that it also serves God well.”
Jesus is the one who spoke the words of the Scripture above. He calls us to love God and to love others. This is His purpose for our life, and when we are willing to embrace it, we will be filled with the Spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Not only will we be filled, but we will also be a part of filling others.
It is a beautiful thing to “love others well by applauding their accomplishments and celebrating their skills.”
It is a beautiful thing to be loved by God, to love Him, and to love others.