In the past, life has been labeled a game, and being that, it is made up of both winners and losers. Where do we find the true significance or reason for living? If God has created us, and He has, then He must have had a reason for doing so. It seems foreign to me to think that God would create us and then turn us loose to struggle and contend for ourselves. Where do you find anything compelling in such a thought or how could this ever express a Creator that is all about love? Knowing the weakness and inability of man, our continued survival depends upon a righteous and loving God, and to think differently, only goes to show our arrogance and feeble-mindedness. What is our true purpose and how do we learn what is desirable and true? The Devil wants us to follow the ways of the flesh and to capture our hearts and minds he has corrupted what God says is true.
Surely we will never know all that can be known, but if we are wise, we will seek to know and do those things that pertain to our eternal future. To live for the moment can in no way be fulfilling, when by doing so, we only consume or destroy those things that are truly virtuous and meaningful. Frivolous acts of wantonness can in no way better our existence and will only lead us into a life of turmoil and despair. If it is our desire to improve or to make life abundant the way God has intended, we must rely upon Him and His eternal promise. We must search for the truth and pattern our lives after His example if we are to have any hope or true security. If life is a game, how do we become winners and not losers? I say again, God, being the loving God that He is, must have had a purpose and reason for creating us. What is that purpose and how do we incorporate it in our daily life? We have all been given the same love and the same ability to allow that love to become our true salvation. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Understanding God’s love is not required when, in human intellect, there are so many ways it becomes impossible to comprehend. By faith accepting God’s love is essential, when without it we will not inherit eternal life through the magnificent sacrifice of God’s Son. We can accomplish nothing of true value without the pardon and assistance of almighty God; and if we are to gain His true favor, we must first through faith become one of His. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). My Own Melody, LLC