Purpose I

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unfortunate, but also disqualified for life. (Albert Einstein, late scientist)

There is a widespread philosophy today that views life just as Einstein suggests: meaningless. We might not go as far as he does to suggest they are “disqualified for life,” but we surely recognize their forlorn plight. What is there to hope for? What purpose is there if life is without significance? How comforting to know that God has meaning and purpose for all.

“Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless. . . . [But] here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.” (Ecclesiastes 12:8, 13)