Spiritual Life: What Is The Meaning Of Life

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Why am I here? What should I do with my life? What is the meaning of life? These are questions that everyone asks themselves at one point or another. Although being alive gives a biological purpose, just surviving may not seem to be enough. We look for direction, something to work toward, and a sense that what we do matter. Many people think of their vocations here on earth as their “purpose.” Do I marry? If so, to whom? what do I study in school? what job do I seek? And so on. While these things are important to us, they are not our reason for being alive. Religious teachings are intended to help people to understand the meaning of life. According to the Bible, our purpose, the reason we are here, is for God's glory. In other words, our purpose…show more content…
If you come to believe in Jesus and in the word of God, you will find that our spirituality has been formed and informed by our religion. To claim to be spiritual but not religious is like saying, “I’m a scholar, but I don’t read,” What informs your scholarship? There needs to be content. Where would a spiritual person get data about the spiritual life? How would they even know the answers to the most basic questions: Is God good? Who is God? What is the goal of living? The scripture states that Jesus Christ started a religion and founded an authoritative and visible church with a worshiping community. “And saith unto him, all these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me” (The Holy Bible, Matthew 4:9). Jesus never intended for us to live our spiritual lives apart from an authoritative body. You must cling to the church he gave us, and you will find the truth and all its…show more content…
In all religions, faith in God and the path that he has set for individuals is what provides meaning, as human beings see the fulfillment of these commands as a way to develop meaning in their own lives in submission to the will of the God. In being able to assign meaning to the divine, human beings feel that there is a meaning to existence through religious worship. It’s practices serve the purpose of giving direction, insight, courage, and a connection. If we want to find the meaning of life then we need to ask why we were put here? Religions are able to provide answers to these questions. The reason that we are here, according to Christianity, is that God created us to have a relationship with him. This is why God created a universe fit for human life, and why he laid down guidelines for how to live our lives. Through extensive research, my position on this topic has not changed. I believe we were made by God and for God and until we understand that, life will never have real

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