Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Living with Divine Purpose

God created mankind with purpose. He made, if you will, a kind of blank slate for you and I to work upon, and to exercise our own brand of creation, which is really rearranging what He has created. He granted originally the ability to reflecting Himself, in that we may bring order and organization to what we have been entrusted with.

Genesis 2 (ESV) states:
5 When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, 6 and a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground— 7 then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature. 8 And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
We see that God created mankind with his soul, the breath of life, and provided what was pleasing and needed to survive. The tree of life was to sustain man. Also present was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Every person that lives was created to work, serving as a reflection of the creativity of God. You would have been able to fulfil that role in your life, and be sustained, or you could have chosen to know the disparity between good and evil. Unfortunately the fullness of our ability to reflect God was stolen away in our ancestry when Adam traded fulfilling his purpose to explore the latter. We carry the effects of those choice within us.

Have you considered the purpose of your life? Of your labor? Are you thriving in fullness of life, or laboring in the tension between good and evil? Please consider these thoughts to your own benefit. We'll explore further as time goes on.
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