Your daily goal:
Philippians 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day. Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)
Today’s Daily Light:
In order to have a better view and understanding of the accurate doctrine of our Christian faith…let’s work through the fundamental ‘catechisms’
(We will provide one, or o a couple of Catechisms each day for approximately 2 weeks. The ‘comments’ are from John Piper. Take time in your own study to review the scripture verses that are provided within each question ‘so that’ you can establish your understanding based on the truth of the word of God.)
This is a slightly revised version of “The Baptist Catechism” first put forth by Baptists in 1689 in Great Britain. It was adopted by the Philadelphia Baptist Association in 1742. It is patterned on the well-known reformed Westminster Catechism
Sometimes there are other ways to express a true answer to these questions. Feel free to use Scripture to formulate other true answers where possible and helpful. The aim of a catechism is not to be exhaustive but to give a solid tease from which to “keep growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:17).
QUESTION 1: WHO IS THE FIRST AND BEST OF BEINGS?
Answer: God is the first and best of beings.
Scripture: Isaiah 44:6; Psalm 8:1; 96:4; 97:9, 1 Samuel 2:2
QUESTION 2: WHAT IS THE CHIEF END OF MAN?
Answer: Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:31; Psalm 16:11; 37:4; 73:25-26; Isaiah 43:7.
Comment: “Glorify” does not mean make glorious. It means [to] reflect or display as glorious. Other words you could use for “end” are “goal” or “purpose”.
Father…help us each moment of each day to remember to ‘glorify’ You and ‘enjoy’ you. We get soooo caught up in the busy-ness and problems of each day that we get we are children of the living and eternal God. Help us experience you as our greatest joy. Amen
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