For one of our Thursday Bible Studies this month we are looking at what Jesus said about our life’s purpose. You may have seen Viktor Frankl’s well-known quote, “The meaning of life is to give life meaning.” That is clever but contrary to what God’s word says. Our life’s meaning is found in God Himself. Ephesians 2:10 tells us “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
We who follow Jesus as our Lord and Savior have found life’s meaning and purpose when we found Christ. Rick Warren has written, “Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope.” Our purpose is to present ourselves to Jesus to allow Him to work his purpose in us.
God is good and his work for us, in us, and through us is also good. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
Jesus always says it best. When discovering our true purpose which gives our lives meaning, we find it simply put in Matthew 5:15-16. “Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”