God Wants His Children To Live for His Glory
Adventure 10: God's Purpose for His Children
What is God's main purpose for His children while they live on Earth?
God's main purpose for His children is that they would bring Him glory by growing to be more and more like His Son Jesus in their affections, attitudes, and actions. Romans 8:29 – For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
This Truth Makes
When God saves people, He changes them. He changes their position before Him immediately. Sinners once counted as “enemies” become “friends” at salvation. They were once unacceptable outcasts; but at salvation they become family. They were once pronounced “guilty,” but, at salvation, they are declared “righteous.” All those things happen the moment someone receives God’s gift of salvation.
There is one kind of change that salvation brings which happens gradually throughout our entire lives – not immediately. Sanctification is God’s process of changing us to become more and more like Jesus Christ in all we do and all we are. This means serious changes need to take place in every aspect of our lives!
Since salvation is God’s work, and sanctification is part of salvation, all saved people will be sanctified. This means that it is impossible to become a Christian and not to start changing to become more like Christ. God is working sanctification in all His children in order to guarantee that they will all be becoming more like Christ while on Earth.