My Grandpa Sawyer had a one-track mind. He was the vice president of one of the largest seed and nursery companies in the country and influential in his leadership role. In fact, the company’s owner would not make any major decisions without my grandpa’s input and approval.
One reason for his business acumen was his singular attention to the task at hand. He did one thing at a time until it was complete. I witnessed his one-track mind at work when he built things in his workshop or worked in his garden. He was laser-focused on each task. He was an accomplished carpenter who could build anything, even furniture. I learned not to bother him or ask him to do something else while he was working on a project. Whatever his purpose, nothing distracted him from finishing his task.
Aren’t you glad our Awesome God has a one-track mind? In my view His purpose is to be a loving Father to His children so they will glorify Him. Since before the foundations of the world, according to His word, that appears to have been His singular focus. The outcome of everything in the universe hinges on His sole purpose.
Numbers 14:21b proclaims, “all the world will be filled with the glory of the Lord.” Paul writes in 2 Thessalonians 2:13, “God has chosen you (us) from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.” It has been his purpose for all time to mold His children into the image of His son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. As part of God’s purpose, “…the Son of God appeared for this purpose: to destroy the works of the devil.” I John 3:8. Jesus did that on the cross at Calvary.
Paul assures us in Romans 8:28 that “all things work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.” Jesus tells us in John 15:16, “You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain.”
In Revelation 13:8, John refers to “the Lamb that was slain before the foundations of the earth.” I’m not a Bible scholar, but from what I’ve read about that verse, I believe this verse suggests that He made provision for forgiveness and eternal life for all His children born from above, even before He created the world and man. I believe God’s purpose is timeless. And when we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be, so the song goes. We’ll spend eternity giving Him the praise and honor and glory He deserves.
When man came along and fell into sin and out of grace, everything in the world changed. But God’s purpose remained the same. Satan became the ruler of this world, as 1 John 5:19 says, “We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.”
The world is full of evil and despicable wickedness, and the evil and depravity is getting worse by the day. People do unspeakable evil things to each other.
Regardless of the sin and wickedness of man, despite relentless attacks on His children God’s purpose remains in tact. It has never changed. He is working everything out for our good until it’s time for us to go home. God and his purpose will prevail. We will know victory in Jesus and we will enjoy God’s peace and His love forever.
Because God has a one-track mind.
Aren’t you glad!
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