The world promises us so many benefits and pleasures. However, the world’s promises are always conditional, always temporal, and they can never truly satisfy. More often than not, the promises the world gives will never be fulfilled. Unlike the world, not only does God not lie, He cannot lie. When we are in Christ, when we abide in Him, we can be assured that what He promises, He will do.
With the kind You show Yourself kind; With the blameless You show Yourself blameless; With the pure You show Yourself pure, And with the crooked You show Yourself astute. For You save an afflicted people, But haughty eyes You abase. (Psalms 18:25-27)
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay. He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me. (Psalms 18:16-19)
I am a child of the 60’s, the generation which set out to “find ourselves.” There are book aplenty to tell us how to find our purpose. Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life has been translated into more than 59 languages and is reported to have sold more than 30 million copies. The writer of a blog I came across recently promises that by following his prescribed method, you can discover your life’s purpose in fifteen to twenty minutes. Through the ages man has struggled with the question, “what am I here for”?