Friday 10 May 2013


For many people in the world, real meaning in life is the next vacation, career success, or stepping up the income ladder. It is a life based on pleasurable experiences. Many a human being has toiled their whole life to gain a pleasurable lifestyle only to find a life that is empty and meaningless. You only have to watch television for one evening to discover that advertisers want us to believe this is the goal of life. The work-to-play theme is consistent with most advertising messages.

Solomon was a man who had nothing withheld from his appetite. He was a great builder, a great businessman, and a great lover of women. Every imaginable pleasure was his. Nevertheless, he was to discover that these things alone could not satisfy the human soul.

A recent trip to a beautiful island left me grateful that God had allowed me to understand the futile trap of the work-to-play lifestyle. It is great to experience times of refreshing and visit beautiful places as long as we don't fall into the trap of thinking that these experiences equal a meaningful life. God's beautiful creation can so easily become a prison of emptiness if JESUS is not the center of it. The apostle Paul said there is only one way to find meaning and purpose in life:

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of widsom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saint, and His incomparably great power for us who believe... (Ephesians 1:17-19)

Knowing Christ brings the only real meaning and purpose to the human soul. Spend time today getting to know the Lord in a more intimate way. Then you will discover real meaning and purpose in life.

- Excerpt from the book, page 75-76, TODAY GOD IS FIRST by Os Hillman

1 comment

  1. We/I often forget that our life doesn't revolve around success, money & material things; it's about Christ and his unending love for us. Loving him and being devoted to him is (for me) the goal of our life. Everything we do must be in accordance to him :)


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