But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
1 Peter 2:9
If you browsed through The Economic Times last October, perhaps you saw the editorial titled “Life Has No Purpose.” The writer said, “The most significant thing to remember is that life is not a business. It does not exist for any particular end. It exists for the sheer joy of existing. There is no goal as such.” The writer blasted the concept of purposefulness, saying life is supposed to be nothing but sheer joy, playfulness, fun. It’s not to fulfill some purpose, just to be fulfilling within itself.
Most people don’t state their philosophy of life that plainly, but that’s a fair description of how much of the world lives.
“But you are not like that, for you have been chosen by God himself—you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own—all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9, TLB).
What a blessing to know that God has a purpose for each of us.
[Worship] is what we were made for.
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