The purpose of life according to the Bible

(Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi)A truck driver turns the pages of his Bible at a truck stop in San Antonio, Texas, May 11, 2008.

Every day, more than eight million people from around the world travel to different areas. Some long for sustenance, while others seek freedom. There are various reasons people engage in diverse activities and interact with other beings, but one thing is constant and universal. Individuals travel to and fro to quench their thirst about the purpose of life.

What is the purpose of life? It is no doubt that once in your life you have asked yourself that question. You might have wondered why you are here, what awaits you, and what God wants you to accomplish in your life?

"The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14)."

God created humans in His own image. He gave men and women life to be His instruments and spread His word to His kingdom. People were shaped to glorify God and be stewards of all His creations. He left humans accountable for their actions. He honed them with some qualities reminiscent of His. However, most importantly, humankind was created to praise God and obey His commandments.

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The sole purpose of your life is to glorify God. Let Him be the center of your existence, and ensure that all your actions and thoughts are aligned with His. Let His light be reflected in you so that those drawn away from Him will come back to His kingdom and worship Him. After all, humans and creatures alike live for salvation. Allow Him to take you to the pedestal. Do not fear or even wonder, "What is? What will be?" Let the shepherd draw His flocks to His land. He knows, and He will show you the way.

If you are still wondering about God's reason for your creation, remember: "For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end — it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay (Habakkuk 2:3)."

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