Purpose is the reason we exist as predetermined by God. In addition to the reason for which someone/something exists, another definition of purpose is to intend, resolve, or plan. Thus, purposefulness is reflected in our day to day conduct and a reflection of our values and decisions too. When you do something with purpose, you do it deliberately and with determination. Explore the scriptures below for more understanding of purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope” (NASU)
Romans 8:28. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (NIV).
Proverbs 20:18. “Form your purpose by asking for counsel, then carry it out using all the help you can get. (MSG)
1 John 3:8b-d. “The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil” (NASU).
Ephesians 3:11. “According to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord” (NIV).
2 Timothy 1:9. “Who has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace” (NIV).
Daniel 1:8. “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself” (NKJV).
2 Corinthians 9:7. “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver” (KJV).
Ecclesiastes 3:1. “To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (KJV).
Romans 9:11. “And her babies were still innocent in the womb — incapable of good or bad — she received a special assurance from God. What God did, in this case, made it perfectly plain that his purpose is not a hit-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don't do, but a sure thing determined by his decision, flowing steadily from his initiative” (MSG).
Psalm 17:3. “You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress (NKJV).
1 Kings 5:5. “And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name” (KJV).
Acts 11:23. “When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord” (NKJV).
2 Corinthians 1:17. “When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay? (KJV).
Romans 9:17. For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth” (NIV).
Isaiah 14:24. “The Lord Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will stand” (NIV).
Isaiah 14:27. For the Lord Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back? (NIV).
Isaiah 46:11. “From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do” (NIV).
Proverbs 15:22. Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established” (KJV).
Isaiah 1:11. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me? Says the Lord. I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed cattle. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, Or of lambs or goats” (NKJV).
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