Q: What is our primary purpose in life?
A: Our primary purpose in life is to love God and people, in response to His love for us, for the glory of God.
Verses To Reflect on God’s Love For Us
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. We love because he first loved us.
– I John 4:7-11, 19
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
– Ephesians 5:2
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
– Psalm 115:1
Questions To Ponder
What do these passages teach us about God’s love for us?
How should his love for us spur us on to love Him and people?