Monday, September 2, 2013
What in the world am I here for?
The Bible answers that question clearly for us, but let's take just one answer directly from Jesus as He prays to the Father:
"Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world," John 17:18.
From birth to death and resurrection, the purpose for Jesus coming into and being in this world was to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). In the same way that God the Father sent God the Son into the world to redeem the world, Jesus sends us into the world as a continuation of His ministry to seek and save the lost.
"And all this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people's sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, 'Come back to God!'" 2 Corinthians 5:18-20.
If you are a disciple of Jesus Christ, then you are one who is sent into the world as an ambassador for the King of kings!
That's what you're in the world for. Is that how you're living?