The Master on His Master Plan "I am your Creator. You were in my care even before you were born." Isaiah 44:2a Humanity has a unified purpose in itsexistence. God created us, humans, in His likeness to be the subject of His love. The distinctness in us is all premeditated. Nothing in our life is arbitrary.
The Work to be done
The task of humanity is known: servitude to the Lord. What would then be my part in this master plan Our general job description, as spoken by God himself in Philippians 2:13, are to obey him and to do what he pleases. He adds, by Ecclesiastes 3:11, that we are required to do so for He is preparing us for eternity. Life on earth is not about comfort but rather character development.
Our specific participation was intentionally chosen by God, as opposed to many other roles that could have been assigned to us. Each of our purposes was structured in a way that we are able to see our efforts make a significant contribution to His happiness. Our assigned tasks fit together to complete His plan.
The Worker who does it
God views each of us as a very important puzzle piece, existing to complete the whole. For instance, the Bible speaks of King David who greatly enhanced and extended the kingdom of Israel and established the Judean dynasty. This biblical figure was indeed a historical character. According to Daniel Hillel in his book The Natural History of the Bible, in 1993, excavations at Tel Dan, at the far northern-tip of the state of Israel, uncovered an inscription with an explicit mention of the "House of David".
Every one of us is a custom-designed piece. We vary in areas of expertise for we have distinct tasks to fulfill.
The Workplace in which it is done
Dr. Michael Denton in his book Nature’s Destiny, concluded that, "All the evidence available in the biological sciences supports the core proposition of traditional natural theology -that the cosmos is a specially designed whole with life and mankind as its fundamental goal and purpose, a whole in which all facets of reality, from the size of galaxies to the thermal capacity of water, have their meaning and explanation in this central fact." The world is custom-made for our essence.
Daniel Hillel describes in his book, The Natural History of the Bible, the venture to the Promised Land. Though there were no evidence of that the major cities in Canaan were crowded during a concerted campaign at the supposed time of the biblically claimed invasion by the Israelites, there has been much evidence that an extensive, probably gradual, settlement activity that took place in the thirteenth and twelfth centuries B.C.E. in the district of Samaria (in the central highlands) and, to a lesser extent, in the high lands of Judea (in the south) and Galilee (in the north). Our country home is deliberate. God positions us where He sees we are able to carry out our specific predetermined participation.
A lifetime was already intended for us even before we started living it. He made us out of love. He prepares us for eternity out of love. He is indeed a Master at His Finest.
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