Summary: Though we do not know the answer to all the whats and whys in this life we do know that God has a purpose for everything that happens.
The Purposes of God
Nebuchadnezzar in his pride boasted about what he had done in building such a great kingdom and God caused him to lose his sanity a put him among the beast of the fields. When he regains his sanity he comes to the understanding that God’s purposes are accomplished in the affairs of man according to His divine will.
Vs.35 He doeth according to His will…
Psalms 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: He hath done whatsoever He hath please
Mention: Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out
Also: Isaiah 46:10 My counsel shall stand and I will do all My pleasure
Though we do not know the answer to all of the whys in this life we do know that God has a purpose for everything that happens.
Mention: Romans 8:28 We are called according to His purpose
See: Ephesians 1:11 According to purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.
Mention: Matt. 26:39-43 “Not as I will, but as thou wilt” “O My Father if this will not pass away from Me, except I drink it, thy will be done”
I find that there are three primary people groups that “The Purposes of God” are fulfilled in.
1. God’s purpose in a Nation
See: Genesis 12:1-3
Then: Exodus 4:22
And: Deut. 7:6
No other nation has been so privileged as the nation of Israel!
a. God’s Covenant
See: Acts 3:25-26
See: Romans 3:1-2
See: Acts 13:44-46 unto the Jew first…
All of the 40 earthly writers were Jews who God used to write the 66 books of the Bible
b. God’s Son
See: Romans 9:4-5
Jesus in His incarnation would be born a Jew from the tribe of Judah
c. God’s Commitment
The Jews for the most part have rejected the deity of Christ, but God is and will always be committed unto them.
See: Romans 11:1-2a God has not and never will cast them away
See: Jeremiah 33:20-21 This covenant is one that will never be broken unless someone can remove the covenant of the day and night.
God’s purposes have much to do with this nation called Israel!
Mention: Zech. 2:8 God says whosoever toucheth Israel toucheth the apple of God’s eye.
2. God’s purpose in the Church
See: Matt. 16:18 first mentioned of the church
And: Acts 20:28 Purchase by the blood of Jesus Christ
Mention: Matt. 13:45-46 The church is the pearl of great price
a. The Witness
Matt. 5:13-14 We the church is the salt and the light of this world
John 14:12 The greater works I believe is winning lost souls to Christ
Because the Jews have rejected Jesus the Christ we the Church are given the responsibility to preach the gospel as witnesses of Christ.
b. The Wedding
Mention: 2 Cor. 11:2 Espoused to one husband
The one day will become the bride of Christ!
3. God’s purpose in the World
a. Put away Sin
Mention: 1 Tim. 1:15
1 John 3:8 Destroy the works of the devil
Romans 5:1 Peace with,
Phil. 4:7 Peace of
Isaiah 9:7 Peace with no end from God