Day 3 // What are we here for? // Exodus 9:1-16

Focus

What does it mean to live for God’s glory?

Read // Exodus 9:1-16

But I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. (Exodus 9:16)

Reflect 

The questions, “What am I here for? What’s life about? Is there more to existence than just this?” confront all of us at some point in our lives. In Exodus 9:16, God declares that He has a purpose for each and every one of us. Specifically here, he speaks to Pharoah through Moses: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”

Could God have wiped Pharaoh and all of Egypt off the face of the earth in one moment? Absolutely. Think about it. This is the same God who spoke the world into existence! But He didn’t. From the beginning until now, God has been working through people to make His glory known on earth. God doesn’t have to work through us; He chooses to.

In the words of the Westminster Catechism, “the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”

We exist for God’s glory. God’s glory is the goal of all creation. It is our purpose and it is our greatest good. 

Pray

Praise God for His glory today. Thank Him that He has made you for a glorious purpose: to make Him known to those all around you. 

Apply

What are some ways you can bring God glory today? 

The best way to do this is to enjoy His love and make that love known to others. Who can you share God’s love with this week?