Daily Encouragement: Year 1, Day 49

Adapted from Handbook to Leadership

Personal Development: Purpose/Passion

2 Corinthians 5:9

As godly Christians, our purpose in life needs to be directed toward God and His kingdom. Does that mean we sit idly by and wait for Christ’s return? No. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:9 that we need to please God both in this life and the next.

The apostle Paul knew that one day the Lord would replace his earthly body with a resurrection body. While Paul didn’t want to be separated from his present body, he longed to be clothed with his new one. Such a longing didn’t lead the apostle to try to escape life or dismiss it as meaningless. On the contrary, that hope spurred him to please Christ.

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