The age old question answered from the Pages…
First there must be faith, or belief and as well trust in Gods inerrant word, “the Bible.” God is the divine author of the 66 books that makes up the Bible; and as He is living so is His word living (Heb. 4:12). The Word of God is living and powerful sharper than any two edged sword… Nowhere else can you find the answer to this all important question, “What is life all about”? but from the pages of His Word. In my theological research to find the answer, it takes me back to the book of Ecclesiastes. It’s one of the hardest book in the Bible to understand.
When you read the book of Ecclesiastes its clear, that if one tries to find satisfaction and fulfillment in physical appetites, in the fleeting pleasures of life, he is doomed to failure. The author shows from experience that all earthly goals and blessings, when pursued leads to dissatisfaction and emptiness. Life on this plain always ends in vanity – a word which means emptiness or meaninglessness.
Men in every generation look for happiness in the wrong place – in sensual gratification and in the possession of material values. The preacher in the Biblical writings of the book of Ecclesiastes tells of the hopelessness of this concept with unsurpassed clarity. Some have seen it in these pessimistic words, it’s just a kind of fatalism, or even the exposition of an enduring philosophy of life. But such a view misses the point of the book of Ecclesiastes, which is actually condemning the popular materialistic understanding of life. There is however a positive side to this as it stands in the Bible. Throughout the book there is the faith that those who trust in God will not be disappointed. In the twelfth chapter of the book of Ecclesiastes a remarkable message appears against the background of distrust and doubt. The author exhorts its readers to “Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth!” This is a clear call to live life on another level, not in the empty round of meaningless existence that he has observed in most lives.
During the critical years of one’s youth the direction of life is decided. “Remembering the Creator” this means every young person must come to the realization that he is not the creator or the master of his own life. “Life is a precious gift from the Creator,” and that raises the question of the stewardship of life. If we have received life as a gift, together with whatever talents or abilities we may have, then it is clear that any ultimate meaning to life must involve the purpose of the giver of Life the Creator God Himself.
Life therefore is a highly complex Creation of a Great Creator. He has designed the world and everything in it to function according to his wonderful purpose. Unfortunately, human beings try to run their complex lives without consulting the master plan and according to the purpose which the creator intended. And that is the error that raises the question of what life is all about. (Ecclesiasts 12:13) “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
“The highest good in life lies in reverencing and obeying God.” …please share.