The Meaning of Life
The meaning of life can be found through the study of religion or spirituality. The answer to the question: What is the meaning of life?, pertains more to the meaning of life as a whole. Religious texts have been able to provide many answers to these questions. The Bible, for example, provides many verses that pertain to the meaning of life.
The Bible says, “You shall not kill; nor will you commit adultery, nor iniquity, nor thieves, nor lying, nor murder; (but these things are all done away) neither shall any pollution be put into your mouth; neither shall you perform any abomination, nor dishonor any man; (for there shall be no guilt in me) nor shall you be guilty of sin.” This passage, in addition to being a definition of what the meaning of life is, also reveals the purpose of creation. The creation is not only meant to make the world safe for living but it is also meant to make each person’s life meaningful. It is a message that makes life meaningful by determining that if we love God with all of our heart, soul and mind, then He will surely save us. It also shows that what makes life meaningful is working for what is best, which is God.
The understanding that God is the one who created meaning and that what is meaningful is working for what is best, one can see how a relationship with God can be fulfilling. This is because the work of the one who loves his fellow man is always worth pursuing. The work of love brings great rewards, while the pursuit of gain brings even greater rewards. These two understandings, when coupled with the understanding that God’s love makes everything ultimately meaningful, makes life meaningful.