Life: What's the Point?
What is the point of life? What was God's purpose in creating the world? Why did He create you and me? Ephesians 1:4-5 says that you were made to be loved by God. You were created as an object of God's love. God made you just to love you.
Ephesians 1:4-5 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
But, that's not all of his plan.
Eph. 1:10 And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.
Forever! History is moving toward an appointed destiny and you, personally, are moving toward an appointed destiny. Life is not a cycle, just round and round in a treadmill. There was a beginning and there is a point of destiny. There is eternity on the other side of that. Life is not circular; it is linear.
God first made you to love you. He wants you to be a part of His family, and He says that one day He's going to gather everybody who is a part of His family, and we're going to live forever with Him.
What is life? Life is PREPARATION for eternity.
We were made to live for eternity. The Bible says, "He has set eternity in the hearts of men." We were made to last forever.
Ps. 33:11 the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.
It is an understatement to say that God has long range plans for your life. It's not for the 60,70,80 years you live here, but forever and forever and forever. You're made to last forever.
If I were to hold up a tape measure, imagine our life to be the first inch. But the tape measure goes on and on and does not end. Our life is just the first inch of that tape measure. We will spend far more time on the other side of death than we will in the 60,70,80,90 years we live here.
Life is a dress rehearsal for eternity. It's not just the here and now that matters. We need an eternal perspective. We've got to be prepared for eternity.