There are so many who go through life without the slightest idea of why they’re here. Their best clue is to adopt some sort of higher ritual. At the height of their glory they are no more godly than a mockingbird is human.
The only reason for being here, living this life until death, is to serve the living God by allowing his holy son to become your sacrifice and master.
22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you. 24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ 29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” (copied from biblehub.com)
I have searched out what is true between God and man. And, from what God has been willing to divulge to man, I understand the reason for life; To learn to live your life with a reverence and love for God, to do what is right in His Holy eyes, and to refrain from as much evil as you are blessed to refrain from.
I have searched out what is true between God and man. And from what God has been willing to divulge to man, I understand that our perception of life is not at all what is true. There is a life more living than we. This life has been from eternity, is now the same as it was, and will forever be beyond this place of testing.
Man says to himself, “I think. Therefore I am.” God has said, “I AM. Therefore you think.” The pride of man cannot perceive this truth. For he thinks to himself that he is the end of his life. Or that man will be praised for the works he has done in this place of testing. Yet all his days, the pride of man gives no accounting of the Holy God who was before the first shaft of darkness was created.
Humility, on the other hand, recognizes the plight of our limits. It keeps in mind the Glory of the Most High God. And never surrenders to the pride of man. Humility is prime glory for man. While pride is the abject loss of glory, humility is the crown on man’s head.