“When [King] David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed. But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay. Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses.” (Acts 13:36–39, NIV 1984).
My Musings – There is only one person throughout the history of the world whose “purpose” will extend into eternity. Be it King David, or any other influential person who has come and gone, or will come and go, their purpose serves only their generation. For sure, the impact of some of the things they accomplished may last for quite some time, but not forever.
The above text is quite clear that purpose of Jesus Christ was to do what the law of Moses could not do, or what the acts of the patriarchs, prophets, judges and kings could not do. They only pointed to the One to come. Yet there is an arrogance in the culture today, that insists that Jesus cannot be the only way. With history as our guide and the Word of God as our authority, this simply is not so. Jesus is the one and only way. No man or woman can come to the Father except through Him.
My Advice – Believers in Jesus Christ have a purpose to serve in their generation. To go wherever in the world the LORD takes them and proclaim the Gospel until His Son returns.