I have another excellent excerpt for you from Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost For His Highest” and it is found at http://utmost.org/destined-to-be-holy/ . Actually, this is in perfect line with the Category “The Purpose Of Life”. Editing and emphasis will be mine throughout….we begin:
“…it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16Peter 1:16
We must continually remind ourselves of THE PURPOSE OF LIFE. We are…. destined…. to HOLINESS.
Today we have far too many desires and interests, and our lives are being consumed and wasted by them. Many of them may be right, noble, and good, and may later be fulfilled, but in the meantime God must cause their importance to decrease. THE ONLY THING THAT TRULY MATTERS is whether a person will accept the God Who will make him HOLY. AT ALL COST, a person must have the right relationship with God.
God has only one intended destiny for mankind— HOLINESS. His only goal
is to produce saints. God is not some eternal blessing-machine for people to use, and He did not come to save us out of pity— He came to save us because He created us to be HOLY. Atonement through the Cross of Christ means that God can put me back into PERFECT ONENESS with Himself through the death of Jesus Christ, without a trace of anything coming between us any longer.
Holiness means absolute purity of your walk before God, the words coming from your mouth, and EVERY thought in your mind— placing EVERY detail of your life under the scrutiny of God Himself. Holiness is NOT simply what God gives me, but what God has given me that is being exhibited in my life.”
All the best, in Him.Fred