Do you ever feel like you are trapped in the film Groundhog Day, doing the same things over and over every day and never getting anywhere? Do you ever wonder, what is the point of life, what is the purpose of our existence, and what are we really meant to accomplish? Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try to make it stop, the treadmill of life just keeps on turning until the day we die.
If you are searching for meaning in life, you are not alone. Scientists study the rocks and the stars. Others look within themselves for the answer, while others believe there is no real point, that we should just “eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.”
The search for life’s meaning is also not a new thing. Thousands of years ago, one man began his search for the purpose of life. He tried everything that life had to offer – humour, pleasure, wealth, wine, women, wisdom, even work. As an extremely wealthy, powerful king, he had ample money and time to pursue everything that his heart desired.
But his search always ended the same as before – empty and futile. Then one day toward the end of his life, he finally realised what life is all about. He wrote these words, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
Though the man who penned these words was King Solomon and though the words are found in God’s Word in the book of Ecclesiastes, don’t miss the significance of what he said.
He said that until we realise that our whole duty in life is to fear and know God and follow Him, we will never find true peace, genuine satisfaction, and real meaning in life.