May 21: God is the Ultimate Goal
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Romans 11 ends with a profound truth: You were made for God’s glory. While Paul doesn’t use the word you here, he instead uses a much bigger word – everything.
Romans 11:36 reads, For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory.
The NLT Life Application Study Bible notes, “In the final analysis, all of us are absolutely dependent on God. He is the source of all things, including ourselves. He is the power that sustains and rules the world that we live in. And God works out all things to bring glory to himself. The all-powerful God deserves our praise.”
Additionally, the NIV Zondervan Study Bible notes that if everything is intended for God’s glory, this means the ultimate goal of all things must be God. It says, “God is the source, means, and goal of all things.”
As you read today, consider this: What goals do you currently have in life? Is knowing and understanding God the ultimate goal of your life?
READING & JOURNALING:
What goals do you currently have in life? Is knowing and understanding God the ultimate goal of your life?
Heavenly Father, there are times in my life when I have a clear goal I’m looking to accomplish, but there are other times when I feel helpless and lacking in direction. Today, I simply thank You for the reminder that the ultimate goal is to fulfill the Greatest Commandment, to love the Lord my God with my heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love my neighbor as myself. May I know you more and more each day. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: John 16
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