Top 13 Bible Verses About Purpose

We were created for a very specific purpose and these top 13 Bible verses about purpose will show that to be true.

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,
- Colossians 1:1

everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”
- Isaiah 43:7

Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead—
- Galatians 1:1

The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.
- Proverbs 16:4

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory.
- Ephesians 2:11-12

I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
- Psalm 57:2

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
- 1 Corinthians 10:31

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.
- Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
- Jeremiah 1:5

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
- Matthew 28:19-20

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
- Romans 12:2

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
- Ephesians 2:10

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
- Romans 8:28

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5 Stories From The Bible About Purpose

Here are 5 stories from the Bible that speak about purpose.

His Purpose

Many have taken great comfort in Paul’s words, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).  Generally, we like this verse when things are not going well, but it’s an iron-clad promise; that whatever happens, must first pass through the nail scarred hands of Jesus.  Things may not look good, but they will work out for our good.

His Purpose to Reveal

God displayed His mighty deeds, not only to free Israel from their slavery, but He showed Pharaoh and the world, that there is only One, True God.  God declared that is was for “this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth” (Exodus 9:16).  That’s what we need to do, so that His “name may be proclaimed in all the earth,” or at least with our next door neighbors.

Christ’s Purpose

Jesus came to be born of human flesh and live a sinless life. Then He would give His life as a ransom for the many who would trust in Him (Mark 10:45).  Jesus told Pontius Pilate, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” The Holy Spirit reveals Who the Truth is, and that Truth sets us free (John 14:6).

Our Destiny

Ephesians 1 is among the most powerful chapters in the Bible. It ranks right up there with Romans 8, but here, the Apostle Paul writes, “he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will” (Ephesians 1:5).   It’s sometimes called election, as if there was a vote, but God was the only One Who voted; and it was 1 to 0…we win by a landslide!  He chose us.  How amazing!  Why?  Don’t ask me.

His Purpose in Death

When Jesus hung dying on the cross, many thought it was be the last of His group, but that was decidedly wrong.  Jesus took the curse of the Law upon Himself so that it would not abide on us.  The Apostle Paul said, “I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose” (Galatians 2:21). In other words, if striving to the keep the law could save us (which is impossible), “Why the cross?”

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