What is your purpose? Why are you here? Why are you still breathing? In “Purpose Driven Life,” Rick Warren opens with the line, “It’s not about you.” The first question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism also asks about purpose. Their answer: “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” When we begin to see that our purpose is to bring honor to Christ, it changes how we approach life and death. We want to be bold for Christ and not bring shame and dishonor to His name through our ungodly actions and speech. This means we are not only bold but humble, loving, graceful. We seek the character of Christ. We pray for the Holy Spirit to produce in us His fruit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. We want to live and die well.
Philippians 1:20: “For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.”
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