God’s Eternal Passionate Purpose

“Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men” (John 1:3-4).

By John David Hicks

The Trinity—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—is relational, self-giving love. In eternity past, in the counsel of the Godhead, they decided the purpose of creation. All that they would do would revolve around one great passionate goal.

When God created man, the Amplified Bible says, “He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy… (Ecclesiastes 3:11)… That God-created desire is for relationship with Him. That is why temporal things can never bring fulfillment. That is why you need to know God’s purpose for your life.

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