When Queen Victoria was a child she was under the care of tutors. She seemed totally uninterested and restless. The instructors met to discuss the situation, one of them said, "has anyone spoke to the child about her destiny, has anyone told her that she will be the Queen of the British empire?" All were silent. They had all assumed that the child realized her future position. When they sat down with the child and told her of her destiny, she said, "then I will be good."
It should make all the difference in the world when a person realizes that they are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), and it is God's will that we have relationship with Him (Matthew 11:28-30), and spend eternity with the Creator (II Peter 3:9). This alone should make a difference in the way we approach life. Through false teaching many have been robbed of is a true understanding of origin, a sense of purpose, and a true grasp of eternal destiny.
In the great resurrection chapter, I Corinthians 15, where these very concepts are at work, Paul says, "Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame" (15:34).
After reading I Corinthians 15 we to should say, "then I will be good." Understanding destiny should make a difference.
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