goal and purpose
I have exalted one chosen
from the people. Ps. 89:19
All mans life
has a goal and a purpose.
This is also a widespread opinion among the people of the world.
Then the thought is that «something» stands behind - something one is
not quite sure what is - and determines ones fate. But the Scripture
points out to us, that it is only in relationship with God a human being
has found its goal, and its purpose! Everything else is to miss on the
goal! - One lived in vain, because one did not find god, ones origin. -
One did not find home!
Then it is of little consequence how well this life went on
according to a human scale, as Jesus shows us by the rich man who «habitually
dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.»
People will say that one like him has succeeded, and will envy him
- but listen to what Jesus says further on: «- the rich man also died
and was buried. "In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and
saw Abraham far away and Lazarus (the poor but faithful) in his bosom.»
Will you now say that he had succeeded in life?
Now everything is lost, he had only appropriated what was going
under and do not last, and with that there were nothing that could
satisfy his soul - it was torment! And in addition he had to see
the salvation that by the grace of God also had been available for him,
far away, on the other side of the unbridgeable chasm!
There he also saw Lazarus, whom he had disdained so intensely
because of his «weakness» and inability to «stand on his own feet,» but
needed to have the Lord with him - something that in his eyes did not
exactly brought luck. To him Lazarus was precisely a proof on
But look at them now! - Yes, really do! - Because that is what
Jesus wants with this story - and ask the Lord today, that you must
reach the goal for your life that He has set for it!
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