Purpose Driven Life – Day 4

Purpose Driven Life – Day 4

The theme of Day 4 is the fact that we humans are made for eternity. We’re made to last forever. If this is so, there are important consequences for how we live our lives.

  1. “Your relationship to God on earth will determine your relationship to him in eternity.” This is an important corollary. Not only must remember that we are eternal beings, not only must we remember that this life is exceedingly small compared to eternity, but we must also act on the reality that this life, short as it is, has eternal consequences. What we do here and now is of tremendous importance. At the end of the chapter he adds, “measured against eternity, our time on earth is just the blink of an eye, but the consequences of it will last forever.”
  2. “When you live in light of eternity, your values change…. You place a higher premium n relationships and character instead of fame or wealth or achievements or even fun.” What is it we’re involved in that will last the longest? It certainly isn’t the accumulation of things. After we start acting from the perspective of eternity, we can see more clearly how ephemeral so many of things our culture values really are.
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