Alternative View - November 18, 2016

God’s Glory And Human Purpose

[Satan said], “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” - (Genesis 3:5)

Whenever you allow the evil one to cause you to question the ultimate authority of God in your life, you jeopardize your influence in His kingdom. That is why so many Christians never fully live out their destiny. You were not designed to live a purposeless life.

God has given you a responsible position to fill as manager in His kingdom.

In the garden, Satan challenged God’s authority as the Ruler of His kingdom. His strategy is revealed in Genesis 3:5, where the serpent told Eve, “God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Satan tried to persuade Eve to think that God was being jealous of His deity. But Satan knew no one could be like God. How did he know? Because he had tried it already himself and got thrown out of heaven. Satan attempted to sell Eve the same exact lie he had once sold himself.

God created you for His glory. So whenever you try to take glory for yourself and live independently of Him, you are living outside of your intended purpose.

Reflection: Take time to think through the good things God has placed in your life. Take time to think through the character qualities God has, and which He uses for His glory and your benefit. As you think through who God is, thank Him for His attributes (character qualities).

Father, the air I breathe comes from You. The lungs that take it in come from You. The sun that gives me warmth comes from You. The food I eat comes from You. Nothing that I have done or could ever do comes from me. You are the Creator and Sustainer of all things. I give You praise because I know that I am fully dependent upon You.

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