Acts 17:26-27, “26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.”
You are here on earth to be in a relationship with God and do all things for His glory. Paul in today’s verses was preaching to a group of pagan philosophers who were constantly seeking for the meaning of life. Paul gave them what we now call, “The Christian Worldview.” He shared with them the meaning of life from a biblical, Christ-centered perspective. Ken Ham said, “God’s people need to unashamedly and uncompromisingly stand on the Bible. We need to unashamedly proclaim a Christian worldview and the gospel, all the while giving answers for the hope we have.”
The Christian Worldview can be summed up in the following main points, also known as the gospel message; (1) God created all things, (2) People are a part of God’s creation made uniquely in His image, (3) Humanity was created to have a relationship with God, (4) When Adam sinned humanity was separated from God and (5) Only through faith in Jesus Christ’s work on the cross can all people be restored to their relationship with God.
You are here on earth to have a relationship with God that is restored through faith in Jesus Christ. You are to ask, seek and knock at heaven’s door, in Jesus’ name, until you find peace with God and have assurance of your salvation. Then for the rest of your life you are here to be satisfied in enjoying God.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” When you seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness all other things will be added to you, such as your family, career, friendships, etc. These important things will all come into place with God’s blessings when you keep Jesus at the center of all you do. Think of God being the gear that makes the bicycle wheel, with its many spokes go around. Without God, the wheels and their spokes won’t move. Without God in all the important areas of your life you can’t experience peace and joy because all those things were meant to revolve around Jesus.
Sex outside of God’s plan will lead to perversion and dissatisfaction. A family that doesn’t revolve around God will lead to heartache and dysfunction. And a job void of God’s purpose will lead to selfish ambition and drudgery. Is it any wonder that so many people have sex, families and jobs; yet they still don’t understand their purpose on earth? That is because they haven’t put God in the center of their lives. When God is at the center of your life everything in your life will have its intended purpose.
Is Jesus the center of who you are and everything you do?
- Repent of any false views you may have about the meaning of life.
- Seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness in all you do.
- Like Paul, preach to others the gospel, which is the basis for the Christian Worldview.