Define The Meaning Of Life

Bible Summary. At one time or another we all ask ourselves, “what is the meaning of life?”. The Bible provides us a simple answer. We are here for God's pleasure. We are here to glorify, honor, and love God. We may think that we have many choices in life, but in reality we have only two choices and one purpose. Our purpose is to love God, and our two choices are either to obey or disobey God. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on what the Bible says about the meaning of life.

God Created Us For a Purpose


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The Purpose and Meaning of Life.

God created us for a purpose. God's purpose as given to us by Jesus Christ is for us to have a loving relationship with God and with our fellow man.

See Scripture Commentary Matthew 22:37 advises us to love God will all our heart, soul, and mind.

God Defines The Meaning Of Life, We Fulfill It.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ...”. Every thing we do on this Earth has a "...purpose under the heaven." From God's perspective everything we do is for His purpose. He holds us accountable to that purpose. God will eventually judge all of us for our actions right or wrong.

See Scripture Commentary Ecclesiastes 3:17 advises us that God is our judge in regard to our purpose and works.

We Are Here For God's Pleasure.

The definition of the meaning of life is quite simple. It is to please God. The meaning of life is to glorify, honor, and love God. We may think we have many choices in life, but we only have one purpose: to please God.

See Scripture Commentary Revelation 4:11 advises us that God created us for His pleasure.

Our Acts Of Love Fulfill God's Purpose.

It is our acts of love that fulfills God's purpose. That is all that God desires from us. If we love God, all things will work together for the good.

See Scripture Commentary Romans 8:28 advises how we are called for God's purpose.

God's Truth Sanctifies and Gives Us a Sense of Purpose.

Only through God's Word and truth can we have a sense of purpose in life. God's truth has the power to sanctify us and to set us aside for God's purpose.

See Scripture Commentary John 17:17 advises us that we are sanctified through God's truth, the Word of God.