HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
What is your determined purpose in life? Everyone has one. Some of us declare it, and others of us just practice it.
But we all have something that is our purpose in life—something that gets us up in the morning, something we live for, something we would even be willing to die for.
The Apostle Paul’s determined purpose was to know the Lord. Paul wrote to the church at Philippi, “But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:7–8).
Paul recognized the wonder of becoming more intimately acquainted with Him. God can be known. Not completely grasped. Not completely understood. But at the same time, God can be known in a personal and a very real way.
What a great purpose in life. I hope it’s yours.