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The Purpose of It All

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. -Philippians 1:9

Surprised? Love is not just how you feel. It is easy to think that. We all need to be reminded—love is what we do also. Ok. Most of us get that. But how often do we think about love being about knowledge and insight? And the reason that is important is so we may discern what is best, be pure and blameless, and filled with righteousness. Wow! What an amazing prayer!

But wait, there’s more. The reason for all this brings us back to the reason for all our actions—the glory and praise to God. What do people think about God as a result of our actions? Do we keep that always as our motivation? Do we live for God’s glory and praise?

I pray that I do, and you too.