Many spend an inordinate amount of time wondering why they are on earth. The faithful know why! They are here on earth to glorify God and His son Jesus by living in accordance with His Word. Every one must come to the realization that our time on earth is not about us, but all about Him. In his epistle, James reminds us our lives are but “a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). The apostle Peter also included in his instructions for daily living, that seekers who “…would love life and see good days must “refrain their tongues from evil” (1 Peter 3:10).
Reasoning about his day to day walk in Christ, the apostle Paul concluded, “For me to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21). He realized the real purpose for his existence on earth was to live everyday in and for the cause of Christ Jesus and His blood-bought church. It ought to be ours as well. Jesus commenting on why He came from glory to earth, proclaimed, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). The Word of the Lord provides all we need for “life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3).
Brethren, we will take nothing with us when we exit this present life. No, not one scrap of clothing or goods we have accumulated. The only thing that will remain is the evidence we have lived righteously before God. When we stand before our Maker, at the end of time, His only interest will be whether or not we obeyed His commandments (John 14:15).
If you are not a Disciple of Christ, you need to stop and evaluate your life. For whom and what are you living? Hopefully, you will find that following and obeying Jesus Christ gives one hope, happiness and assurance that you will some sweet day be at home with God.
What a friend we have in God’s son Jesus! Hear Paul, (2 Timothy 1:12): “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that day.” Like Paul, those who live for Christ understand that He lives in us (Galatians 2:20): “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Jesus, the one who bore our sins in His own body on the cross, is always concerned about our daily needs. When we are hungry He feeds us, when we are down He cheers us, when we are borne down in sorrow He cares for us. Jesus knows our every need. How does He know? He is the “great Shepherd of the Sheep” (Hebrews 13:20).
In whom are you trusting for guidance in your daily life? Is it Jesus, the son of the only true and living God?
Are you a genuine Disciple of Christ?