The Art Of living Well

The purpose of living well is to glorify God

God has one overriding purpose in this world: to bring glory to His name. God desires that all of His creation-men, women, children, angels, and demons-understand that He alone is worthy of worship.

“For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:36).

What does this magnificent theological statement have to do with living well? It means the ultimate aim of living well is not to satisfy ourselves, but to glorify God.

Think for a moment about the Israelites, to whom God promised a more satisfying life as a result of their obedience. Notice God’s ultimate purpose in rewarding the Israelites:

“See, I have taught you statutes and rules, as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.” For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon Him? (Deuteronomy 4:5-7).

God was saying to Israel, “If you follow My wisdom for living, I will prosper you. But My reason for blessing you will be so that other nations will see the result of your obedience and say, ‘What a great God they serve!’ “

In the same way, God wants your life to be a demonstration of the benefits of living well.

A few years ago, on April Fool’s Day, Gary Hamlin, a Missouri physician, decided that he would become a self-professed “Fool for Christ.” He began to do seemingly foolish things.

He invested his time and capital in founding a center for troubled teenagers, he gave his services free of charge to a clinic for battered women and children, and he decided to become more involved in missions projects, planning to eventually close his practice and go to Haiti full time as a medical missionary.

Since making that resolve, Hamlin said, “Materialism has lost its value. God was weaning me from the world’s attractions. He was showing me His vision for my life. To be a fool for Him every day, but realize how rich I am.”

Gary Hamlin knows all about living well.

God wants us to master the art of living well so we can be free to experience and accomplish all that He has planned for our lives.

Because of Him,

Chris

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