The following was written by Mark Huber.

Do you ever wonder what the purpose of the end is? Whether it is the end of a life or something simple as an object. Looking all over the world there is nothing that has its own eternal life. It could be something as simple as a plastic toy. That too, after its lifetime value is over, will be disposed of. When God created the Earth, why did He create an end as well? 

The Beginning of the End

Despite creating everything in the seven days, the end was not included in those days. In fact, the idea of the end or even death was not mentioned until after the fall of man. If we want to understand what the purpose of the end is we must understand why it came to be. Before Adam’s sin, the world was perfect, Adam and Eve lived with God in the Garden of Eden. 

God said in Genesis 2:17, “but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Despite the command, Adam ate of it and sin and man’s end entered the world. With sin, came guilt, shame, and a broken relationship with God.

Here is where we can find the purpose of the end. It is the preparation to restore the broken relationship with God.

The Beatitudes

Intrigued by this idea, I was inspired to discuss it with a friend of mine, who also happens to be a priest at my high school. He advised me to consider The Beatitudes. More specifically, “blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 5:3). He explained to me that the ones who lack any connection to worldly goods are the ones with the strongest relationship with God. 

It is not because they are poor that they are blessed but rather that they have no connection to worldly possessions. 

What God wants from us

In 1 Timothy 6:10, we learn “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” With greed, we cannot truly avoid the evil to come.   

So what does God want from us? To put it straight, God wants us to mend our relationship with Him when we reach eternal life. 

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever” (1 John 2:15-17). 

We must remove the connection between us and our worldly desires.

The goal in life is to reach eternal life with God as I have previously discussed in my blog, Top Gun Maverick’s Message on Life. In order to do so, we must remove our connection to our worldly goods. That is why God has the end of all things. By ending everything, He is helping us learn to not have a love for worldly objects. Then we will be prepared for eternal life and when we die, we’ll let go of the last thing standing in our way, our worldly lives.


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