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Friday, June 13, 2014

Think About It

What’s The Point?

Several months ago I had a friend come to me who was really down. His children were either in college or had already graduated. His son, with whom he hunted, now lived several states away and had his own life. His wife had new interests and instead of growing closer, they seemed be to be drawing apart. To add to this his job wasn’t as fulfilling and it appeared as though it might be changing and he wasn’t so sure of his future. He was really struggling and confided that he wasn’t sure what the point was anymore. Sadly, he like many others, had placed all of his focus on things that were temporal rather than eternal.

Some have said that we’re born to die. In other words we come into this world on a journey towards death. I know this sounds a little morbid but the reality is, we’re all going to die someday so what is the point? What’s the point of life if everything we see and touch is only temporal? Is there anything eternal that we can grasp hold of to help us walked through this temporal world? I believe there is.

The journey of life is just that, a journey. We however tend to live it as a destination. We move from one thing to another as points on a map. We camp out on things expecting that they will be fulfilling and complete only to realize one day that what we’re holding onto is only temporal and it too changes. So if life is a journey, then it also must have a purpose, and that really seems to be the point. When I have a purpose then every leg of the journey has meaning and I understand things from a great position. However when we place all of our hope and attention into those things that are temporal, they will one-day fizzle up and then what are we left with?

Solomon, perhaps the wisest man to live said this in his final chapter of Ecclesiastes, “Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.” Think about it.


Anonymous said...

the older I get the more things I remember I did wrong. I thought I'd lived in a good way only to remember this or that. I have a lot to answer for.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this post. I hope it is read and comprehended by many.
Mike Fowler
Austin, PA

Anonymous said...

Solomon The Wisest man to ever live give me a break man. And fear god seriously why the hell would you worship a being you are supposed to fear? Whats the point really you can't figure out the point. Its the same as every other creature on this planet. The point is to continue the species and to evolve. Everything else is mental crap we put on our selves because we have a need to be superior. Or we can't accept that we are no better than the fly we swat in the window. Why work and make money so we can provide for our family so they will grow and provide for theirs. Doesn't take a bleeding rocket scientist to figure out. After you raised your family then the point is to kick back and relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor. The only reason for mankind to exist is to ensure that mankind exists.

Anonymous said...

Great comment for those out there who do not believe in God Are you willing to take a chance there is no HELL AND NO god ? Not me , I will take the road to Heaven and if I am wrong ,I have nothing to lose. On the other side ,if you are wrong , that is a long time to burn in Hell. Enough Said.

Anonymous said...

If there is no "God" then why the need to create one? Think about that.

Anonymous said...

LOL at 8:18
I always lol when the church people say why take the chance.
As if God is going to give you a pass because you believed in Him just in case. Covering all the

Pretty sure if God exists He is nothing that we could ever imagine
or remotely comprehend, much less decide who wins and loses in the end.

Live your lives well and with integrity, after all that is the only thing that separates us from the other species. We can decide our own paths. Anything beyond that is out of our hands.

Anonymous said...

Sure would be a nice world if people did live this way, but instead they are envious of what others have and have worked for. They are jealous of anyone who has something they perceive they shold have and then bully their opinions on them. Their "friends" are usually easily led simpletons.

Anonymous said...

I have nothing against death. I just don't want to be there when it happens.