Ecclesiastes 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all.
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
God’s purpose is the same for all of us. We are to read his word, believe it, and obey it.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The word of God explains his purpose with the earth and mankind. He intends to fill the earth with his glory.
Numbers 14:21 but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD
This glory will be in the form of men and women raised from the dead to eternal life in whom and with whom God will live forever.
2 Peter 1:4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
God made man with freewill so that we can choose whether we want to obey him and be part of his purpose or not. Adam chose to disobey God, bringing sin and death upon himself and his posterity.
Disobeying God’s commandments is sin. The punishment for sin is eternal death.
Ezekiel 18: 20 The soul who sins shall die.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death...
As descendants of Adam, we all disobey God’s commandments and are therefore out of fellowship with Him.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
God fathered a son, Jesus Christ, who lived a sinless life of perfect sacrificial obedience for the remission of sin to reconcile us to God. We can be reconciled to God by believing and obeying the gospel preached by Jesus Christ and his apostles. God requires us to:
We cannot live a sinless life, but providing we are making a determined effort to live by Christ’s commandments our sins will be forgiven by confession in prayer.
1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Matthew 11:29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
When we are baptised into Christ we are baptised into a body of believers and have our part to play in the body. God’s plan for us is to obey the gospel of Christ and fulfil our part in that body of likeminded believers. Paul writes:
Romans 12:1-21 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. 4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honour giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. 17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. 20 Therefore "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
If we do this, we will be raised from the dead to eternal life in the kingdom of God.
May I suggest that you read Your Share in God's Promises (please click on the title):
I hope you find this helpful.