Searching for meaning in this life?


As we become adults, we begin looking for meaning in our lives. We wonder if our life really has a purpose or meaning. What am I supposed to do while I am here and where can I find out? Is there anyone who can tell me the answer to this question?

Yes, there is an answer to this and the answer may surprise some people. The Bible itself has many of the answers that people seek and as for a purpose in life, serving God is the highest calling I can imagine. During our teen years we begin looking for these answers but we don’t want to hear that our answer might come from some old book that has been around for nearly two thousand years! We want fresh, new insight into our problems and the solutions to those problems.

Guess what? The Bible is always fresh with new insight! Because it is the Living Word, each person who reads it in the context that it is meant to be read gets something different and new! If you read it as a book and don’t pray about what you are reading, you will only get what a book can give you. If you doubt what you are reading and don’t believe the things contained in it, you will get nothing from it, other than a headache.

But, if you are truly looking for the answers to your questions and ask God to show you what you are seeking, you will find it in abundance! There is more wisdom contained within its pages than in all of the libraries or databases on earth. As someone seeking the Truth, the Bible will give you that and so much more.

I have never been an eloquent speaker, but as I pray about what to write here, God gives me the words to say. I don’t claim to be a prophet, yet I am a preacher speaking the Truth and about God’s Word because it is the Truth that is needed in this world. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Light. No one comes to the Father except through me. ” John 14:6

There are many who claim to be representing truth in this world and yet there is only One Truth and that is salvation through Jesus the Christ! If that is not what you have been taught in life, then you need another teacher. The Teacher you need is God’s Word, the Bible. Through the wisdom contained in it anyone can be saved and given the things which God has reserved for those who follow Him and do His will in their lives.

My life is forfeited because I serve the Living God. I can do no less because He has done so much for all of us. We are given breath and life and the sun and the rain, but we are also to endure through hardships in this life. This is a hard concept for some because it means that we are not give a free ride in life, we don’t have it easy when we become Christians.

I have had many to ask me why this is and the answer is simple, it is because Satan hates God and His children which we become when we accept Christ as our Savior! Satan and his followers cause all of the pain and disease and problems in the world but no one wants to acknowledge that he even exists, which is fine with him because as long as we don’t believe in him we aim our anger and frustration at God!

God is the only One who cares for us and wants the best for us in everything. Give your heart to Him, read the Bible, pray about what you are reading and it will open up to you like no other book can! In Service to Him, always!

 

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2 thoughts on “Searching for meaning in this life?

  1. Andrey

    Scott, I appreciate the semninetts. There are a number of pastors (and others, of course) making a very strong case for the sin of idolatry being the primary sin under-girding just about every other sin which we commit. Essentially, we commit idolatry whenever we put anything before God or worship anything else as God instead of the true God of the Bible. Very thought provoking stuff. One book (which I\’m yet to read but is on my shelf) is by Tim Keller called Counterfeit Gods , but I\’m sure there are others as well.

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  2. Jesse

    I remember reciting the Westminster Shorter Catechism as a child: “What is the chief end of man? To glorify God and enjoy him forever.” I Corinthians 6:20-21 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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