If you really think about life, really take a step back to consider what makes life worth living, you end up in the same place that King Solomon found himself. In the book of Ecclesiastes he states, “ The end of the matter, all has been heard, fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” You see, we live our lives, we work hard, we try to make a difference, we love our family and our neighbors; yes we do all the things that we think we should. And all those things are good, and they are important, but if we miss the most important thing, if we fail to get eternity, what have we done? We are just living to die.
Now some will say that while we were here, we made the world a better place, and that may be true. Some will say our family and friends are better off because of us, and that may be true. And some may say that the poor are better off because of us and that may be true.
But the question we must answer is, ‘but did we miss the main purpose of life?’ Did we do all those things, but fail to honor the One that made it possible for us to do them? What if we could have done all those things, and also the most important thing? What if we would have also added the love of God and added eternity to our lives? What if we would have lived, in such a way, that others would have known that all the good we do, is because the God who created us is good? When we recognize that life is not life if we are only living to die, we can’t say we are doing our best, and that we really love others when we teach them to only live to die.
When one of the lawyer’s asked Jesus what the greatest commandment is, He said, “ You shall Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Jesus went on to say, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” So if we really think about it, clarity tells us that living life without God is to live life outside of the very reason that God gave us life. He gave us life so that we would love Him and love others
He gave us life so that we would be with Him forever, not to be separated from Him. So enjoy life, work hard, make a difference, help the poor, care for the sick, love your family and neighbor, but love God first so that you do all those other things with a hope of eternity.