Jun P. Espina         7 min read
Updated on June 4th, 2022
What’s the point of life? We cannot misunderstand it as if it is permanent. Aging is one example. It is the stage of life where the body aches and slows down. But what about your wealth, your land titles? Did you realize your sleepless nights to gain them—and who will enjoy them in the end? What’s the point of life when death is not far off? These questions have answers in all facets of human civilization. The Holy Scriptures touched them richly. The answer is plain: There is no point that we should destroy our health and moral values as we labor for fame and money. Life is just meaningless, like a passing shadow, until we consider its impermanence. That is the reason we have night and day. Nature taught us periods and seasons and time to plant and harvest or the time for birth and death. What is left in us after our brief sojourn in this world is our soul—the image of God in us. We will leave behind all the material things we have as we depart from this domain. Wrote King Solomon:
Point of Life for the Young People
Sometimes I have the impression that most of our young don’t take to heart the truth about the temporariness of their strength and good looks. Yes, even the older ones hesitate to accept the briefness of life on earth. They struggled against their wrinkles instead of appreciating the rare opportunity of old age. Preparation for life after this realm is more meaningful to me since this life alone without the promised eternal life is merely a black hole. You may dance all night and drench yourself with a wild orgy of music, caring nothing for the life in you that is God-given but be sure you will find nothing but meaninglessness in your slough of revelry and baseness.
“Yes, remember your Creator now while you are young,” said Solomon. I can imagine a young man obsessed with leaving a legacy in this life through his genius like Tesla, Einstein, or Hawking. They were geniuses but lost concerning their souls. Facebook vlogs are full of documentaries about unsolved ancient mysteries, like the construction of the Pyramids of Egypt. These bright guys spent all their waking hours trying to decipher mysterious stone structures left by a more advanced antediluvian civilization. The mainstream academia hid any evidence of a higher civilization to defend the narrative that we evolved from the monkeys and that monkeys don’t create an obelisk made of granite.
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Painstaking research work is always analogous to the evolution of civilization itself. We cannot reach this far—from the invention of electricity to the Internet—without our great minds giving all their strength for the improvement of humanity. We thank them, of course. But without knowledge of where to go from here, it does not matter if you are Elon Musk. You will die unprepared like all the others. “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, ‘He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.’” (1 Cor. 3:19) A genius in hell is no genius at all.
Point of Life: Accept the Reality of Our Unpreparedness
King Solomon said: “Remember him [God] before you near the grave. For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.” It is the point: We will soon return to God and we are unprepared to meet Him. Wisdom dictates that the earlier we take responsibility for our impending departure from this domain, the happier we would be in our wheelchair years. Why? Because knowledge about God, His righteousness, and His plans for our souls gives us liberty and peace. Said Saint Augustine: “They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them.” There is life beyond the grave. All religions on earth acknowledge this truth in various forms. If you are rich, handsome, and an intelligent guy, it doesn’t matter to God. The earthworms are waiting for you if you are an atheist, but remember that the angels of God met and carried Lazarus on the day of his death. The point of life is preparedness to meet God and live in heaven forever. And there is no teaching better than eternal life with Christ and the angels of God.
Point of Life: Accept the Reality that We will soon Leave this Life
There’s a stage in life when a spoonful of food can no longer reach our mouth with our trembling hands. Sometimes we feel our body’s dictatorship. We obey its rules. But doing so is not the way to go. For physical demands are pointless and its appetite disastrous; its future, dark; its destiny, cold and dusty! We have a spirit. The body will return to dust. Don’t worry about it. If God will clothe it with immortality, it won’t be heaven-specific. It has diabetes and heart issues. We need to die and death is not a problem with Christ our Lord. Here’s Paul’s teaching about our next body:
We will leave this life, but our Lord Jesus will give us a new spiritual body. That’s why He said: “For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have ETERNAL LIFE, and I Myself will RAISE HIM UP on the last day.” (John 6:40, NASB1995)
There’s a stage in life when a spoonful of food can no longer reach our mouth with our trembling hands.
Point of Life: The Problems with Unpreparedness
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior by faith, then you have a huge problem, and your life today is pointless. In the US and other Western Nations, millions of their people are obsessed with LGBTQ and other related anti-Bible teachings. Some taught that their men can get pregnant. They also had a pronoun problem since they rejected God and His male-female creation. As with Sodom and Gomorrah, the West, the former fountain of Christianity, will soon face the wrath of God. The prophet Hosea once said: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” (Hos. 4:6) God will forget their wicked children even though they were kids of Christian missionaries. That’s one problem with unpreparedness. “Therefore, I will bring upon you all the disasters I have announced. PREPARE TO MEET YOUR GOD IN JUDGMENT, you people of Israel!” (Amos 4:12)
Point of Life: The Benefits of Preparedness
There’s no intelligence more superior than the willing acceptance of the truth about our ever-weakening physical existence. Accept the reality of leaving this realm, eventually. That’s the point, then prepare to meet your God. If not, then your only option is to choose to live in perpetual pretension of immortality here on earth. To me, such a mindset lacks the proper element of preparedness, as when the reality of death comes to take away our borrowed life. What’s the point of life—what’s the point of it all? We want to gather all that belongs here in this life, then throw them all away at death!
When the obsession with wealth, fame, and the gratification of the body rule the heart, then follow the chase after the wind. It is the life of one who has eyes but cannot see—the life of one who is lost in this world and beyond! Spiritual preparedness has tons of benefits. And if you are unprepared yet to meet God despite your strong Internet connection, then your spiritual ignorance is your fault. Remember this Scripture: “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.” (Eph. 3:12, NLT)
Point of Life: How to Prepare to Meet God?
How to prepare to meet God? If you have sinned against your human father, for example, your first meeting with him would be disastrous. Some fathers are quick to raise their hands against their erring child. With God, as recorded in the Scriptures, your first meeting with Him would be a resounding, “I never knew you.” It is a problem, right? But it has a solution. I had a friend who told me he had many cases in court, but he approached the judge and asked for his help. The solution to solving God’s rejection of your soul is the “I” of the “I never knew you” judgment. Who is that “I”? Well, it’s Christ Jesus our Lord. We find this dreadful declaration in Matthew 7:23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’” Verses 21 and 22 of the same chapter contain the context of this passage:
What is this WILL OF MY FATHER? Well, His will is that we should behold and believe in Jesus Christ. Observe the following Scripture:
Note that the sad aspect of this teaching is that Christ’s “I never knew you” was given before a group of religious people who believed they too were followers of Christ. If Christ rejects the “Christian” preachers and miracle performers, how much more are the staunch rejecters of our Lord?
The point of life is preparedness to face Christ while we are still alive because the Bible taught that “[T]oday is the day of salvation.” (2 Cor. 6:2, NLT) Second, Christ said that “He who believes in Him [Christ] is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18) In short, your judgment comes at the moment of your rejection of the Gospel that Christ died for your sins to give you forgiveness and that He rose and ascended to heaven proving His promised ETERNAL LIFE. If you jeered at everything Bible-related, then you have been judged already and Christ’s “I never knew you” has started from there.
Well, be sure to solve Christ’s “I never knew you” by faith in Him.