Bible Verses on the word, "Purpose"

                                            With author's commentary.                                            

"Every purpose is established by counsel..." (Prov. 20:18)

     [Therefore, let me take counsel with God about my
     purpose in life, and my purposes for living in      him.Let me allow God to fill me with his purpose.]

"The Lord of Hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have
thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed,so shall it stand:"That I will break the Assyrian, in my land, and upon my mountains tread him underfoot; then shall his [the Assyrian's] yoke depart from off them [the Israelites], and his burden depart from off their shoulders."This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand [of God] that is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?" (Isaiah 14:24-27)

          [Surely the Lord's purpose for the enemies of my body,soul, mind, thought, and spirit is the same: to cause burdens to be lifted off of me. His hand is stretched out over me to save and protect me.]

"I have purposed it, and I will also do it." (Isaiah 46:11)

     [What God intends for me, he will do. He will keep
     his promises to me! ]

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
          [He has a purpose for me, a plan! He isn't stymied by
          what often looks to me like failure. He just keeps on
          working out his plans. In all things, eventually it
         will turn out that I am "more than a conqueror."]

"...That the purpose of God according to election [choice]might stand, not [because] of [human] works, but [because]of Him that calls... "For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and compassion on whom I will have compassion. So it is not of him [human] that wills, or of him that runs,but of God." (Romans 9:11, 15-16 sel.)

     [God has mercy, and accords me his righteousness --
             not because of what I do, or who I am, but because
             he chose me to belong to him! When I heard him
             calling me, I said "Yes, Lord!" He has mercy
             on me, because he is a God of compassion and love.]

"...[God] Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy
calling, not according to our works, but according to his
own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus
before the world began; "But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who... hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel" (II Timothy 1:9-10)

          [God has committed himself to bring meaning into
           my life. How I thank him that he has shown me The
           Way, which is himself. Thank you, Jesus, for
           bringing me life and hope. Again, not because
           I've done anything great. But because you show
    me your grace.]

"The Lord has done that which he purposed, he has
fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of
old." (Lam. 2:17)