The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.John 10:10
God’s purpose and the devil’s purpose has always been in complete opposition to each other. This verse tells us that the devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Everything he does illustrates this purpose. 1 Peter 5:8 also tells us that he prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. This is his whole purpose! Every time we give in to our fleshly desires, we are giving in to his great purpose! God’s purpose contrasts the enemy’s purpose. God has come so that we might have an abundant life in Him, a rich and satisfying life! Everything He does is to fulfill this purpose. Every blessing, every joy, every single thing He does is to draw us to Him.
Do you see the difference between these two purposes? One is to completely destroy us and the other is to build us up and give us life. Yet, time and time again, we choose the pleasures of this life and momentary sins instead of choosing the abundant beautiful life God gives. Which do you choose?
A Prayer to Remember
You have given me a great purpose. Help me choose that purpose every single day. You have given me an abundant life. May I choose life even when I feel defeated. Amen