Is there really meaning to life?
The answer lies in God’s Word, the Bible. It is only from the word of an infinitely holy, eternal and unchanging God that we can obtain a true understanding of life apart from our own opinions. First we must realise what life actually is. The Bible makes it very clear that being truly ‘alive’ does not simply involve being a breathing, moving being. The apostle Paul says ‘we were dead in our sins,’ making it clear that our rebellion against God puts us in a position similar to ‘corpses walking’. If we want to truly live, then we must be given life by Jesus Christ, and then ‘It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.’ (Galatians 2v20).
But to what end is this new life? The Bible again makes the answer clear; we have been given new life so we may worship the one who sits on the throne! Jesus said, ‘true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.’ (John 4v23). If we have experienced the new birth, then our new life exists solely to worship and glorify the God who gave us life. A.W. Tozer said: ‘True worship is to be so personally and hopelessly in love with God that the idea of a transfer of affection never even remotely exists’. Our whole lives should be worship to God, not just two brief hours on a Sunday! ‘I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.’(Romans 12v1).
By Philip Mackereth
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