“Life stinks and then you die,” so says a cynical bumper sticker. Why is life in the modern world characterized by such hopelessness and meaninglessness? Does life have a purpose and if so what is it?
A statement by some Christians from another era I think is helpful at this point. When asked what the meaning or purpose of life was they said, “To glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” Much could be said regarding the richness of this statement but at least one thing must be emphasized. To them meaning or purpose in life is found in relation to God. Our purpose as human beings is to maximize our relationship with the Supreme Being—to enjoy Him, to glorify Him, to KNOW Him.
We were made to enjoy God. You can’t enjoy someone you don’t know. Maybe the reason you don’t enjoy your relationship with God is because you don’t really know Him.
Now that’s worth thinking about from the “Kingdom Perspective”.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”