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A Biblical View of Purpose, Part 2: Discerning God’s Calling

Make sure you’ve read “A Biblical View of Purpose, Part 1” first.

It is never too late to begin wrestling with the reason for our earthly existence, since God, in his sovereignty, can use all of our previous experiences to prepare us for our true mission. Ask the Lord to give you a personal purpose statement and a passion to fulfill it.

Primary and Secondary Callings

Our primary calling is to know and love God;

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Kierkegaard’s King and Maiden Story

Nineteenth-century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard wrote the following parable, which has been widely circulated. It alludes to the Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs), where King Solomon is shown disguising himself as a shepherd to win the heart of a Shulamite woman.

The king was like no other king. Every statesman trembled before his power. No one dared breathe a word against him,

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