What Is the Meaning of Life?

For many people, the purpose and meaning of life are elusive. Life becomes a never-ending cycle: eat, drink, sleep, work. The pleasures of life seem hollow. Relationships go sour. Many people have nothing bigger than themselves to live for. In despair they conclude, “Vanity of vanities; all is vanity” (Ecclesiastes 1:2).

Is there a way out of this dilemma? Is there hope? Yes! It can be found by understanding God’s master plan.

1. God is the Creator of all things and all people. He has a master plan for his creation. Discovering this plan gives purpose and meaning to life.

Why is it that many people do not find this purpose and meaning?

2. Man is sinful and in rebellion against God. As a result, he is separated from God and falls under his just wrath against sin.

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3. Jesus Christ is the sinless Son of God who suffered God’s wrath in the place of his people.

What must I do to be saved?

4. If you repent of your sins and receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord by faith, God will blot out your sins, adopt you as his child, and reserve a place for you in heaven forever.

What can I do to show my gratitude for so great a gift?

5. Gratitude is expressed by a life of obedience.

6. Obedience involves worshipping with God’s people. No man can ever be excused from his responsibility to worship Jesus Christ.

Yes, life does have purpose and meaning—in Jesus Christ! As the apostle Paul discovered, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21).

Would you like to receive Jesus Christ right now? Pray: “Lord, I know I am a sinner. I have disobeyed your holy law. I have sinned against you in thought, word and deed and justly deserve your wrath. I have no merit of my own but trust in the perfect righteousness of Christ. Be merciful to me and save me now for Jesus’ sake. Amen.”

If you belong to Jesus Christ, your sins have been laid on him, and his perfect righteousness is credited to you. This righteousness alone qualifies an individual to stand in the presence of a holy God.

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