We’ve all heard it: “What is the meaning of life?” “What is the secret of life?” etc. This is man’s quest. Man’s mission. Finding it out. Everyone (whether they realize it or not) is searching for it. And a lot of people are looking in all the wrong places.
Some are searching for it in alcohol. Others in fornication and adultery. Many in lying, stealing, and murder. A number of folks in riches and pleasures of life.
A great number of people are seeking the secret of life in evolution. A meaningless beginning with a meaningless end. When one really stops to think about it, if evolution is the secret to life, what’s the point? It isn’t worth anything. It has no meaning. It has no purpose, hope, or LIFE. Oh yeah, it’s also impossible and not true.
So what is the secret to this life? How do we answer the good times of life and endure the bad times? Where is there hope? Where is there peace? Where is there strength? Where is their LIFE?
Paul tells us. The English Standard Version renders Paul’s words in Philippians 4:12 as “I have learned the secret .” In what context did Paul say this? Take a look:
“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him (Jesus) who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:11-13).
The secret to life is JESUS! Paul said he could make it through the bad times because of JESUS. He could enjoy the good times because of JESUS. Knowing Jesus, His love, mercy, sacrifice, power, authority, etc. gives us the strength of contentment to know the true meaning and worth of life. Without God, without Jesus this life is nothing, hopeless, meaningless.
Do you know Jesus? Do you know my Lord? Do you know my Friend? Do you know He loves you? And that He’ll be with you till the end?
Do you know the secret to life? Have you embraced Him? Are you following Him? Are you taking strength and guidance through Him? There is no other way. No other joy. No other hope.
“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).
All glory and praise be to God the Father and our Lord JESUS CHRIST!