THE MEANING OF LIFE FOR ALL

Some people say that the meaning of life is related to the individual’s social position, lifestyle, outlook, as well as a particular historical period. From this perspective can the meaning of life be the same for everyone?

First, you need to see what the meaning of life is in general. This expression can be identical with the goals of life, as the futility of life is a lack of will to have purposes.

The question of the meaning of life is also a philosophical inquiry. According to Plato, the meaning of life is the attainment of the highest form of knowledge which is the idea of the good, and it is the source of all good and right things.

In short, we can say that for every human being the goal of life is happiness, which everyone understands in their way. According to the ideas expressed in the Bible, the aim of life is to please God and gratify and glorify Him (1 Chron. 16:9-10, Ps. 85:12, Romans 11:36, Phil. 1:11; 2 Thess. 1:12, 1 Pet. 4:11). Apostle Paul says: “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). It may seem undesirable to man, for man looks like a toy for God’s fun.

But God created man as an expression of love, and with that greatest love was accomplished the salvation of humankind. Consequently, it is about the mutual love between God and man just like the parent-child relationship. Parents created a child as an expression of love and want to feel the love of children, rejoice in them.

The explanation of the purpose or meaning of life in this way, from Christian perspectives, may not be common to all because it is not every person who chooses and considers the Christian point of view truthful.

For true worshiper of God life is also the Christ Himself, because by Him we became worthy to the graces confirming and decorating harmony of body and soul, as well as we became worthy of the eternal life. He was life, that appeared (1 Jn. 1:2), “who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel (2 Tim. 1:10). “He that hath the Son hath life; [and] he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1 John 5:12), “we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know Him that is true, and we are in Him that is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life (1 John 5:20).

In addition to the answers to the question mentioned above, the goal of life is to fear God and to keep  His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13). We must understand this from the point of view of the mutual expression of love between man and God.