So I’m getting towards the end of the end of John and one of the reasons for my blog has been shown to me in my reading. But before I get to that, I have to ask you what your purpose in your daily activities are? For a lot of people, it will be so that they can improve on their current situation in life. That either being so that they can buy a car, house, etc… after they get done with working so many day, weeks, months or years.
Some people do their daily activities because that’s what they’ve always done, while others do it to impress others and get the approval of others. That’s why some people post on social media so much, so that they can get the approval others(good or bad) and get the gratification for the here and now.
I also believe that there is a reason why people are protesting today. Some decide to riot during the protest because they want to steal, destroy and be a rebellious teenager(unfortunately). Some do it because they think they are making a difference, while others know that change may not come in their lives but they protest(peacefully) so that change can be made to give a better world for their kids and grandkids.
“Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of His disciples that are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing you may have life in His name.”
John 20:30-31Hcsb Bible.
For the ones that we idolize most, their reasons was for it to be better for future generations. The ones we know that did this are Martin Luther King(MLK), Rosa Parks, Martin Luther and the ultimate protester was of course Jesus. He went against the grain of society and ultimately died for our salvation. He did this for the future generations and his disciples wrote it down so that we could read it 2,000 years later. Imagine that, the actions of a few people changed the world for hundreds of years just by writing down what they saw.
Now from what I have read of the Bible, I do not condone the violent nature of some in the crowd that generally come out at night since it is sinful and it shows their cowardice. But I do condone and even encourage the right for people to peacefully protest for something they believe needs to be changed.
I am not comparing myself to the great men and women that have came before me that have sacrificed a lot more than I have, but I do believe we have the same motives for the things we do. For me, I write these posts for one, to put my thoughts together before giving lessons to my youth group, and I also do it so that people after me and those that I can’t possibly reach otherwise can hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I also have the same reason for being a part time youth pastor, so that hopefully with Gods help, he can use me to bring more people to the saving message of Jesus even after I die.
And that’s why the gospels and the letters to the churches were written, one for the present Christians and two for the future Christians as a legacy. For we are not a group that started when we were born but rather, we are the offspring of the legacy of those that came to Christ before us.
So I have to ask you, why do you do the things you do? What’s the purpose for the things you do? Do you do it for yourself(which is not terrible by itself), do it for others, or do it to leave a legacy, or a combination of all three?
If anyone has any questions or disagreements, or comments, comment below or message me and I’ll respond when I can. I hope everyone has a good day and is growing closer to God each and every day.