Define The Meaning Of Life

Bible Summary. At one time or another we all ask ourselves, “what is the meaning of life?”. The Bible provides us a simple answer. We are here for God’s pleasure. We are here to glorify, honor, and love God. We may think that we have many choices in life, but in reality we have only two choices and one purpose. Our purpose is to love God, and our two choices are either to obey or disobey God. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on what the Bible says about the meaning of life.

God Created Us For a Purpose

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The Purpose and Meaning of Life.

God created us for a purpose. God’s purpose as given to us by Jesus Christ is for us to have a loving relationship with God and with our fellow man. Matthew 22:37 advises us to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind.

Matthew 22:37, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”

God Defines The Meaning Of Life, We Fulfill It.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: …”. Every thing we do on this Earth has a “…purpose under the heaven.” From God’s perspective everything we do is for His purpose. He holds us accountable to that purpose. God will eventually judge all of us for our actions right or wrong. Ecclesiastes 3:17 advises us that God is our judge in regard to our purpose and works.

Ecclesiastes 3:17, “I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”

We Are Here For God’s Pleasure.

The definition of the meaning of life is quite simple. It is to please God. The meaning of life is to glorify, honor, and love God. We may think we have many choices in life, but we only have one purpose: to please God. Revelation 4:11 advises us that God created us for His pleasure.

Revelation 4:11, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Our Acts Of Love Fulfill God’s Purpose.

It is our acts of love that fulfills God’s purpose. That is all that God desires from us. If we love God, all things will work together for the good. Romans 8:28 advises how we are called for God’s purpose.

Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

God’s Truth Sanctifies and Gives Us a Sense of Purpose.

Only through God’s Word and truth can we have a sense of purpose in life. God’s truth has the power to sanctify us and to set us aside for God’s purpose. John 17:17 advises us that we are sanctified through God’s truth, the Word of God.

John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth”

Our Acts Of Obedience Fulfill God’s Purpose and Brings Us True Success.

God created us for a purpose and He desires for us to obey Him and fulfill that purpose. God is looking at our hearts to see if we have a true desire to serve Him. If we focus on obedience, true success will come from God and not by our works. Job 36:11 advises us that our purpose is to obey God, and he will bring us prosperity.

Job 36:11, “If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.”