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  • 1. What is our purpose?
    What is God like?
  • 2. Loving
    Omniscient (capacity to know all things)
    Mighty
    Just
    Glorious
    Faithful
    Supreme
    Aseity (self-existence)
    Knowable
    Righteous
    Powerful
    God’s attributes
  • 3. What does god call himself?
    Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD."
    Jeremiah 9: 23-24
  • 4. What does all that mean?
  • 5. So then, What is our purpose?
    So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
    1 Cor. 10: 31
    I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."
    Isa. 43:6-7
  • 6. Mountain and lake illustration
  • 7. So then how are we doing at fulfilling our purpose
  • 8. We have all failed at this key issue. None of us have done any good. (This is especially true for people who nickname themselves “gimmedat”)
    Romans 3: 10-18, Psalm 53:3
    What does all this mean for us?
    Does any good we do mean anything to God?
    We lost our way somewhere along the way
  • 9. Proof text: Isaiah 64:6
    For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God's favor, hurrying us toward destruction]. [Lev. 13:45, 46.]
    Isa. 64:6
    • Filthy rags can literally be translated in this text as bloody menstrual rags
    • 10. What does all this mean?
    We do nothing good