One should expect from every rational creature a thorough investigation into the meaning of life. If that’s not the case, one has to at least question the creature’s sanity, for who wants to life without real meaning, significance, substance, value, and worth?
Man’s fall into sin, though, has left him insane at the very core of his life and being: “Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?” (Isa. 55:2). God emphasized the clear contrast between Himself and “that which does not satisfy.” Man’s pursuit has been to seek satisfaction apart from God. The results are quite evident each day.
There can be no true fulfillment—satisfaction—apart from real meaning. Unless we discover the meaning of life, there can be no true fulfillment. Therefore, those who reject God are ultimately aimless—they miss the only goal for why they exist. They are like Don Quixote, pursuing things that are not real.
Discovering Ultimate Meaning … Finding True Fulfillment is the tagline for this site. Since the Glory of Christ is the ultimate meaning of the universe and history, we can only find true and lasting fulfillment in Him. Can we truly enjoy a car as a boat? It would completely ruin the car. Even so our existence is ruined when we reject God.
The good news is that Jesus came to deliver us from our self-destruction—seeking meaning, fulfillment, and satisfaction apart from God. The essence of sin is a falling short—a not reaching—“of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23). He came to reconcile and restore us!
Author of “An Unfathomable Gift!”