“I, the Teacher, was king of Israel, and I lived in Jerusalem. I devoted myself to search for understanding and to explore by wisdom everything being done under heaven. I soon discovered that God has dealt a tragic existence to the human race. I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless–like chasing the wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:12-14
And the words of Solomon are true. Everything in this life is meaningless. The job you have that you worked 16 hours a day to get is going to another who will work 18. The car you spent all your money on is going to need to be traded in for a new one. The house that is the envy of all your friends still needs repairs after a few years. And those friends you were trying so hard to impress? They will either leave you for someone with a bigger house or die. It’s all meaningless.
Even your family relationships. The Mother that you spend your life trying to please; the father who beat you into submission. Your spouse who works too hard to get the car and house we mentioned above. All meaningless. The child that breaks your heart. The drugs you take to manage your broken heart. Meaningless.
Life on earth is meaningless.
God knows of the weaknesses that we have while living here on earth; and that is why it is meaningless. He has given us the opportunity to live in a much better world after we leave this meaningless life.
“For His unfailing love toward those who fear Him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.” Psalm 103:11
God loves us unconditionally, all we have to do is to accept what He has given us. Yes, life on earth is meaningless, so we can’t spend it on gathering things, worrying about what is happening or not happening in our lives, and whether or not we are happy. True joy comes from having a knowledge that we have accepted Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for our sins.
“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.” Psalm 103:12
If we confess our sins, all of them, known and unknown, His is faithful to forgive us. And He will forget. And He will make our lives meaningful, because our needs are not situated in this world, they are reaching to the heavens. We are not trying to please those around us, we are striving to be more like Jesus Christ to please our heavenly Father.
Life on earth is meaningless. Life with God is our meaning for living.
“The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him. For He knows how weak we are; He remembers we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone;;as though we had never been here. But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him. His salvation extends to the children’t children of those who are faithful to His covenant., of those who obey His commandments.” Psalm 103:13-18
Let’s build our meaning in building a kingdom with Christ; witness to someone today.