The Purpose of Life - to do good works for God
The whole purpose of life is to seek the Lord and do good works for His glory (Eph. 2:10; Is. 55:6-7; Matt. 5:16). The Lord is righteous in all His Ways and kind in all His deeds (Psalm 145:17). He is found by those who live righteously (do good to please Him daily) and study His word to learn how He thinks (Acts 10:2, 38; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
The word of God states that without holiness no one will see the Lord (Heb. 12:14, King James Version). Now, to be holy one must be righteous, and to be righteous one must do good for God’s glory continually by practicing righteousness (Matt. 5:16; Col. 3:17; 1 John 3:7, 10; Job 29:12-15). God is going to test everyone who lives on the earth in the last days to see who will repent and serve Him by serving others (Rev. 3:10; Mal. 3:18).
All the people on the earth must first have an opportunity to know the truth and know how to repent, change and live their lives to be pleasing to God (2 Peter 3:9). All must hear the message of repentance. Then they will have no excuse for their sins (John 15:22). This message of repentance is the central theme to the true message of the kingdom of heaven. This true message of the kingdom must be preached and published in the whole world for a witness first, and then the end will come (Matt. 24:14).
There are two gospels being preached today. The “good-for-nothing” gospel that produces good-for-nothings because no permanent change for the good takes place in people’s lives who hear it. Then there is the “good-for-something” gospel that produces people who are zealous for good works, as Jesus Christ was and as He told us to be (Titus 2:14). The “good-for-nothing” gospel discourages or doesn’t talk about doing good works for God, and it also preaches a gospel of half-truths by which no one can be saved.
Remember, good works are to be done for repentance for God’s glory; they are not done for salvation, because salvation cannot be earned by good works (Matt. 5:16). Salvation is a free gift that goes only to those who repent daily and live the repentant life that Jesus came to show us (Eph. 2:8-9).
Will you be ready when Jesus Christ returns? Will you be found doing good works for God and fulfilling the purpose of your life? This is the purpose for which you were created (Eph. 2:10). And only those in their graves who had good deeds for God will come to a resurrection of life (John 5:28-29; Rev. 14:13; 20:12).