Created for a Purpose
Duane Vander Klok
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15
Death is a part of life, but it was not a part of God’s design. As a follower of Jesus, your spirit is going to live forever with God in heaven. But know that what you do with your time here on earth will affect eternity!
This verse talks about a day of judgement that is coming. However, as a believer, you are not judged based on your sin anymore – Jesus took care of all your sin on the cross. On this day, it is your works that will be tested by God. It is not only what you do, but the attitude of your heart that matters to God. When your actions are a result of your love for God, His people, and His Kingdom, they are like gold, silver, and precious stones.
You were made in the image of God, and when you accepted Jesus, you inherited an eternity with your Father in heaven! Ephesians 2:8-10 says, For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. God created you in His image because you have a purpose on earth for this time! Invite God into your daily life, and He will show you the gifts and talents that you were created to grow in and share with those around you.