Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Meaningless Living

By Andrea Merrell

Now all has been heard;

    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the duty of all mankind.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

“What’s the meaning of life?” the little girl asked. “Why did God put us here?”
The father—visibly shaken by the question—said, “because heaven is crowded.”

It was a TV show. It was supposed to be funny. But it made me wonder how many foolish answers like this are given by those who don’t have a clue.

So, why are we here? Why were we given life and breath? Some people spend their entire existence pursuing knowledge, wealth, pleasure, and power. Others drift aimlessly about just trying to make it from one day to another.

King Solomon was one of the wisest of men but spent most of his life searching in the wrong places. When all was said and done, this was his conclusion: “Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless!” Then he wrapped it up and put it in the proverbial nutshell: “Here is the conclusion of the matter: fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”

Simply put, we are here to reverence God by loving Him and living our lives according to His Word. Our daily goal should be drawing close to the Lord, listening for His voice, and bringing honor and glory to Him with every breath.

If you're searching for meaning in your life, turn to God. Seek Him with all your heart. He has a wonderful plan and purpose made especially for you.


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