I have three watches. They had no meaning until I bought them; they get their meaning from me. I assign each one its meaning and value. I put this watch on a shelf as a showpiece; it's my show watch. This watch I wear for informal occasions and when working in the yard; it’s my casual watch. This watch I wear during the course of my ministry or more formal occasions; it's my "good watch." I, as the owner of the watch, determine the purpose of the watches.
So Jesus Christ assigns us meaning and gives us our purpose. We have no meaning apart from Jesus Christ. We get our meaning, our purpose, from Him. The essential meaning of a Christian is, in fact, "a Christ one." We belong to Jesus Christ. We find our purpose in Him.
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