Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What We Were Made For

What were we made for? To know God.
What aim should we set ourselves in life? To know God.
What is the "eternal life" that Jesus gives? Knowledge of God. "This is etenal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent" (Jn 17:3).
What is the best thing in life, bringing more joy, delight and contentment than anything else? Knowledge of God. "This is what the Lord says: "Let not the wise man boast on his wisdom or the stong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me'" (Jer 9:23-24).
What, of all the states God ever sees man in, gives God most pleasure? Knowledge of himself. "I desired . . . the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings," says God (Hos 6:6).

Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord.

Excerpt from a book I highly recommend, Knowing God by J.I. Packer.

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