"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Ultimate Purpose (11/16/2010)

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you should know by now that I am not a huge fan of television. However, there are a few reality shows that I do enjoy watching. I enjoy reality television because, when you watch reality television, you are watching real people live real lives. I have never been interested in "The Biggest Loser" before; however, this season, my mom really got me interested in the show. There are some things about the show that I don't agree with, but one particular part of this week's episode absolutely made my day.

If you watch the show regularly, you know that there is a lot of competition and game-play that goes on. However, there is one contestant that has played it fair for the most part. That contestant is Jessica. Jessica made it known from the start that she was there to get healthy whether she won the $250,000 or not. This week she had the opportunity to make that even clearer.

Jessica was the contestant to be voted off on this week's episode. Every other contestant to be voted off so far made it very clear that they were upset that they had to go home; but not Jessica. Although others were apologizing for voting her off, Jessica had a look of contentment on her face. She simply said, "I'm fine. I came here to learn." Jessica got it. She realized the ultimate purpose of "The Biggest Loser"--to start over; to start living a healthier lifestyle. The money is just an added bonus.

Just like there is more to "The Biggest Loser" than a check for $250,000, there is more to life than health, wealth and prosperity. Just like the money, those things are added bonuses as well. It is nice to have those things, but they are not necessities. We do not need a nice house, a luxury car, or even good health to succeed in life. The ultimate purpose in life is to please Almighty God. If we do that, we will have more than reached life's ultimate goal.

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." -Romans 12:2

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