I was placed on this earth to glorify God my Creator.
You see, creation gets all its purpose from its Creator. God created us for this: to live our lives in a way that makes Him look more like the greatness and beauty and infinite worth that He really is. Our Creator is holy, meaning He is without sin and hates any sin in His presence. The problem is that humans are sinful. We have broken God’s law. But the good news is that the wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God.
See, since I am a sinner, there is absolutely nothing I can do to earn my way to Heaven. No matter how many “good” things I do, God’s Word tells me in Isaiah that all my righteous deeds are like polluted garments or filthy rags.
But this is where it gets good! The Bible is not all about what I have to do for God, but it’s all about what God has done for me! God came into history in Jesus Christ, Who lived a perfect, sinless life and died in my place to destroy the power of hell, death, sin, and Satan and to restore me to a right relationship with God. When I put my faith and trust in Christ and His finished work on the cross, every time God looks at my heart, He sees Christ’s righteousness—His perfect, sinless heart and life—rather than my flawed, sinful heart.
The fact that Christ is my substitute Who died my rightful death and rose again so that I might have eternal life is the very thing that drives my life on this earth. It motivates my every move, inspires the good that I do for others, and is the very music that flows from my heart. The sweetest song I can ever sing is the sweet, sweet song of salvation.
Since I have been shown such wonderful grace and mercy, I can’t help but make much of the One Who has given me new life. I feel loved by God because He has freed me from my sins and enabled me to make much of Him.
I only get one pass at life. That’s it. Only one. The lasting measure of my life is Jesus Christ. I want to live my life so that others can see the glory of Christ and live a life filled with joy that only comes from knowing Him.
“Only one life will soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.”