For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Ephesians 1:4
One of the things most people need is purpose. They want to know the purpose for what it is that they are doing or have to do.
People will get frustrated and give up when there is no purpose or reasoning for the actions being required. Having purpose gives a person motivation to keep moving forward with what is required. It helps him keep going, when things are difficult.
As Paul opens his letter to the Ephesian church, he tells them that they and he were chosen by God to be holy and blameless before Him. This was done before the creation of the world.
When a person looks at all of the commands God has given throughout the bible, he may often wonder why they are there. All of the commands God has given are given out of love for every person. It is to guide them on how to live a holy and blameless life before God and before man.
The world looks at life and sees it as to eat, drink and be merry today, with no regard for eternity or God. Without God there is no moral standard of right or wrong that is universal. Anything goes in the moment and there is no such thing as sin.
Unlike the world, the believer has a standard he is expected to live by. This standard is God’s standard and it was set before the world was created. God wants His followers to be holy and blameless.
Being holy and blameless means one will not do any harm to any other person, nor to God. It is all about love for others and for God, the whole purpose God has for people.
Going through life on this planet, you may wonder why God has you there and in situations that you are in. Everything that God puts in your path of life is to form you into the image of Jesus, who is holy and blameless before God and man.
Learn from God how to live your life in a holy and blameless way. Instead of focusing on sin, focus upon living for God according to His standards. Living in that way will guide you in what God expects of you and give you purpose for your life.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s purpose for your life; that you will live holy and blameless before God and man; that you will find your value in Christ Jesus; and that God will strengthen you to turn from the ways of this world.