Text: Mark 3:13-16
“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
Revelation 4:11 KJV
“Dear, I appreciate all you do to make me comfortable, but please I need you to spend time with me”, a lonely wife cried out to her husband. Companionship is the primary purpose of the marriage relationship (Gen 2:18). Couples miss the ultimate pleasure when they replace private fellowship with ‘things’ and public show. These are couples who rarely sit down together at home to talk but act intimacy at outings and in church! There is a sense of fulfillment when couples have private fellowship.
Likewise, our purpose of living is to give God pleasure and God longs for the pleasure of fellowship. Our fulfillment in life is not what we do but what we are, that’s why we are ‘human beings’ not ‘human doing’. Adam was not formed, primarily to tend the garden but that God would walk with him and have fellowship with him (Gen 3:8). He wasn’t created because God needed a gardener but because He needed fellowship.Therefore, work is a result of life and not the purpose and meaning of life. The main purpose of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever (1 Cor 1:9; Isa 43:7). Fellowship with God was Adam’s purpose but tending the garden was his assignment.
Jesus also proved this when He appointed the twelve apostles.
“Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach,” (Mark 3:14). Being with Him was primary and sending them out was secondary. When your public schedules begin to eat up your private fellowship, then you have begun to lose your purpose.
Failure in fellowship defeats life’s purpose. Fulfillment is the result of fellowship with Him. Lucifer lost his purpose when he turned his focus from God to himself and crashed, even with his music. His primary purpose wasn’t music but to give God pleasure. Likewise, Adam lost his purpose and fell from glory when satan turned his focus from God to himself. Purpose holds life together. May you not lose your life purpose in Jesus name.
1. Father, please, let me find fulfillment as I seek to spend more time being alone with you in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, let me never replace my life purpose with my assignment in Jesus name.
1. I give my Maker pleasure and find fulfillment when I spend time being alone with Him.
2. Companionship is the primary purpose of the marriage relationship.