God Has a Purpose for You!
Case 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 8:29a – For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son.
This Truth Makes
Romans 8:29 teaches us that God’s goal for believers is that they be conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.
God’s plan is going to succeed because He chose and called us. When someone responds to God’s call, God justifies him, which, as you have already learned, means that God declares him “righteous.” But a believer is not sinless. His righteousness is in Christ. Someday, God will glorify all His children by giving them new bodies like Jesus’ risen body. Until then, believers need to do their best to be like Christ and live in a way that honors what He has done for them.
God’s goal for His children goes beyond just bringing them to heaven someday. God’s children will be changed into the image of God’s Son, both now and forever. No longer will we fall short of God’s glory!