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The Do Gooders Podcast


Feb 6, 2023

This is a good word from the Good Word with Commissioner Doug Riley. 

Commissioner Riley is the Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army in the western U.S. You may remember him from previous episodes of this podcast on gratitude and the Christmas story

Here, he preached at the 2022 commissioning and ordination meeting of The Salvation Army in the western U.S., when the Army commissions those in training as Salvation Army officers or pastors. 

And he had one question: What is your purpose? 

While we often start with ourselves and struggle through our identity, importance and impact, Riley said we fail to see the answers are found in understanding God’s reason for putting us here on earth. 

God's purpose, he said, is simple: To know him and to glorify him. Our purpose is found not in what we do, but who we know.

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