“For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy…” (Ecclesiastes 2:26)
Solomon only hints here at what the whole point is of our existence. But let’s make sure we don’t miss the point! He says that if we please God, that is to be our meaning and purpose in life.
All the other things we’ve considered are about us trying to please ourselves. These things might not be wrong in and of themselves, but they are not our raison d’etre. Even our own happiness isn’t what life is all about.
Our focus should be upon Almighty God. If we want to find meaning, we need look no further than our Maker. A machine’s purpose is whatever its maker designed it for. We might be more than machines, but as beings created in the image and likeness of God, we need to look to Him for purpose.
Isn’t it selfish of God to seek after our worship and adoration? No, because He is worthy and we are not. The Son of David, whose Kingdom never ends, gave His life for us on the cross. So it’s not too much for Him to ask everything of us. After all, it is in Him that we live, and move, and have our being.
‘Glorious Father in heaven, we acknowledge You as the source of all meaning, and we worship You today in the mighty name of Jesus, amen.’