“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
You have, I am sure, sometimes wondered, “what is the meaning of it all?” Why am I here? Why am I? These are not valid questions for anyone who believes he or she has evolved mechanically from primordial soup in a distant past; coming into existence through an evolutionary process saturated with unbridgeable evidence gaps. None of this provides answers to your life’s significance or meaning.
Do you live only for this blip of time which is your life and then you are not; and “not” forever? One day you are and another day gone? Oh, well, “C’est la vie!”
But, if there truly is a God-Creator who is responsible not only for all life but for everything which is, then these questions have great validity. You ask, did God create? Did He create me? Or do your two parents explain you? And what explains your parents and so on and on? And was your birth truly minus God’s personal involvement?
If that is the case, can you really think you have any significance among billions of humans, hundreds of millions of years of time? Are you any more significant than a single grain of sand on a massive beach? Or, contrary to such meaninglessness, do Scripture passages like Psalm 8 and Psalm 139 speak with ultimate meaning in communicating exactly who and why you are?
Your mind is by nature curious. It seeks answers to your being; ultimate questions concerning life, your own eternity, and God. What can I really know about who I am? And, specifically, how should I live since I have been given this opportunity of breath?
Your personal identity, your meaning in life, your significance is based wholly in the God who is and who has with His own intimate knowledge made you. Your being, body and soul, were formed by God in the womb with only his eyes as witness. Every single day ordained for you was personally set by God in the loving counsel of His own will. He determined this with you on His mind. Dwelling on this wonderful and provocative truth has to penetrate and focus your thinking.
He alone knows you thoroughly. Nothing is hid from His eyes about you. With all of that, He still loves you and covers your sin under the blood of His Son. Through Jesus you confidently come into your Father’s presence and know His promises are made with you as the loved recipient.
Believing this, how should you live your life? Micah the Prophet is forthright in his instruction. He says: “do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God!”
Simple, but is it even possible? It is if you put the character of Jesus on as the clothing of your own heart. This is done by knowing who your Lord is as presented in His Word and by imitating Him as His grace assists you. This is a discipline of determined purpose. The very reason you get out of bed each morning.
“All that I am I owe to thee; thy wisdom, Lord, has fashioned me. I give my Maker thankful praise, whose wondrous works my soul amaze.”
(1st verse from Psalm 139:14-24, 1912 version of The Psalter)
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