We will be winding up our series today with the final question, "Does My Life Matter?" We will learn that all of our days were ordained before we were even born, and that God has a purpose for each and every one of us.
The words of the Teacher, Son of David, king in Jerusalem: “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”
Ecclesiastes 1:1-2 NIV
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
Psalm 139:13-17 NIV
4 Reasons Why
1. I am made (by God and for God).
Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.
Ephesians 1:4-5 NLT
2. I am made (to love God and others).
“You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Matthew 22:37-39 NLT
3. I am made (to serve God and others).
“Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.”
Luke 4:8 NIV
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
1 Peter 4:10 NIV
4. I am made (to share God with others).
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 NIV