The Definition Of Life

Jul 25, 2016, 5:49 PM |

by HJS

"Live - Love - Enjoy!" reads an advertisement for a local funeral home, with the caption underneath, "We'd rather wait." When I saw that, I said to myself, "Isn't that what people strive to do?"

Scores of people spend their lives in search of happiness - the right mate, the right job, friends, good feelings and enough money to surround themselves with everything they want. Yet often their search for happiness ends in despair and cynicism. Their conclusion to the whole search is much the same as that voiced by Solomon, who said, "Vanity of vanities! All is vanity." Whatever it is that makes life worthwhile eludes them.

If God's Son came for a purpose, and His death wasn't wasted, then there has to be more to life than just living, loving and enjoying. To really live, love and enjoy, you need a sense of definition.

When you want a definition of a word, you go to the dictionary. So where do you go when you want a definition of what your life is about? Go to the Bible. It alone answers serious questions that define life such as "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?" When you have found answers to these questions, you have defined the parameters of life.

In answering those two questions, the Bible says that you are not an animal but a person, an individual, a unique being created in the image of God. Unlike an animal, you love, you feel. You are a person of intelligence, volition and a soul. You will live forever.


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  2 TIMOTHY 4:7