True Meaning in Life (10 of 16) by Jim Perdue
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*Many people search high and low for meaning and purpose. I truly believe that people long for a reason to live. Psychologists tell you that life is all about you and your happiness. Yet a life spent in search of happiness only brings misery. Secularists will tell you that life is all about pleasure. Yet a life spent in search of pleasure only ends in pain. Evolutionists will tell you that life is all about evolving to the next step. But survival of the fittest ends in a horrible death. Humanists will tell you that life should do the most for the common good. But a life lived for humanity still ends in tragedy. Atheists will tell you that life is all there is and make the most of it while you can. But a life spent in this way leads not only to an empty life but also to eternal death.*
Paul had discovered the secret of true meaning in life. Beyond pleasure, philanthropy, the greater good, happiness or any of these things…Paul realized that only a life lived for Christ brings true meaning.
Living for self brings an empty life. Living for others brings an empty death. Only living for Christ brings true meaning in life and real victory in death. Living in the past breeds frustration and bitterness. Living in the future brings hopelessness and frustration. Only living in the present and for Jesus Christ brings true meaning and purpose. READ TEXT
In this passage, we see Paul's philosophy of living. Beyond everything, he understood that only a life lived for Christ brings true meaning and purpose. And Paul's example shows us how we should view our life in light of eternity.
Leave the past behind: 1-6
The first simple principle that we see that allows us to experience fullness and meaning in this life is this: leave the past behind! So many people live in the past. Some are stuck in the past because they believe that life will never b ...
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