by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies – Live and Multiply
Why does God give us life? To LIVE! To enjoy life and to experience fellowship with Him. But, also to continue life. God’s wondrous plan is that He doesn’t create us to be end with ourselves, but to carry on life. To pass on something of who we are. How amazing.
God states in Deuteronomy 8:1, “All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may LIVE, AND MULTIPLY.” I wrote these words in my journal in response to this Scripture… What is our purpose for living? To multiply! God doesn’t give us life to be sterile, but to continue bringing forth more life! We were created a life-giving creature. The first woman was called, Eve, meaning LIFE-GIVER. To receive life from God and not be a life-giver is sad and selfish.
Let’s look again at what God said. He didn’t tell us to be stingy about continuing life, but to MULTIPLY! That’s the heart of God. Now, please don’t react and get mad at me, because I didn’t say those words. God did.
Why don’t we just get in line with God and His plan? It’s the best! Man’s ways lead nowhere. God’s ways lead to life. And we’ll be in the perfect will of God.
And you are allowed to say, Amen!
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