Faith of
Our Fathers

Andrew Murray:
The First
Thought of Man

15 November 2023

We should never doubt
the purpose of our
existence again!

So many wonder, What is the meaning of life? Does my existence have any real purpose? As Andrew Murray shows in the quote below, Yes, there is a purpose for our existence, and for our Christian life, far beyond anything we could ever imagine! He does this based on the verse which records “the first thought of man” in the Bible.

Here we have
the first thought of man—
his origin and his destiny
entirely divine.
God undertook the
stupendous work of
making a creature,
who is not God,
to be a perfect likeness
of Him in His divine glory.
Man was to live in
entire dependence on God,
and to receive directly
and unceasingly from Him
the inflow of all that was
holy and blessed
in the divine being.
God’s glory, His holiness,
and His love,
were to dwell in him,
and to shine out
through him….
And, between the
eternal purpose and
it’s eternal realization,
we have a wonderful promise
in regard to the life here
upon the earth:

“We all, with unveiled face,
beholding and reflecting
as in a mirror
the glory of the Lord,
are being transformed into
the same image,
from glory to glory,
even as from
the Lord Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18

Andrew Murray,
The Secret of the Faith Life,
pages 8-9.

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