The Purpose for All Things
“For… to Him are all things… To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” .. - (Romans 11:36)
The Apostle Paul concluded the argument of his greatest theological masterpiece with an inspired benediction in which he declared that God is the Source of all things, He is the Power behind all things and the glory of God is the purpose for all things.
When Paul puts these two words “all things” together as quoted above he is referring to all the things he has written about in his letter to believers in the city of Rome. He then concludes his inspired and the most comprehensive explanation of the Gospel ever written by quoting Isaiah: “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments (decisions) and His ways past finding out!” That is followed by his benediction as referenced above.
I come to this truth on the day when many who love me are celebrating my 80th birthday. A secular motivational speaker, Dale Carnegie, wrote that the most beautiful sound in the world to a man is the sound of his own name. I disagree with him because there is a sense in which I do not even like the sound of my name. To me the most beautiful sound in the world is the name of Jesus Christ because apart from Him I would be a zero with the circle rubbed out.
As I reflect on Paul’s benediction I have made the commitment that I do not want to pour my life into any venture unless I am certain that God is the Source of it, He is the Power behind it and the glory of God is its purpose. How does this benediction impact your mindset?
This newly revised paperback edition features reflections on 25 years in ministry by Dois Rosser. The book details the history and vision of ICM, the parent organization for the Mini Bible College, and the vehicle for distributing MBC to congregations around the world. Dois' story is an inspiration, encouraging Christians to give of their time and resources to experience the abundant power of God at work. Journey around the world with Dois and discover that you too can be a part of something bigger than yourself!