You’ll be shocked to know King Solomon’s conclusion, in 990 BC, after searching for the purpose of life in every pleasure, every extreme, every wealth, every work and even in wisdom:
“So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.”
( Ecl. 2:24 https://www.bible.com/bible/116/ECC.2.NLT )
Another wonderful way to enjoy life and purpose is through understanding who you are.
So who am I?
You are love. (Whaat!?! ) Yep. It makes sense if you realize that God loves you, He created you and you are made for love. ( That only makes half sense, right? )
“Helllooooo!?! How is this the purpose of life?”
Well, when you know you are loved, you respect yourself, you allow yourself to love yourself.
You see value in your own ideas. You love others with the same love you have been shown.
What if no one loves me?
Yo, that’s hard,… rough.
There’s a saying I read when young, it said: “The way to be happy is to make someone happy.”
Our mind tells us that in order to be happy we have to “GET” love, money or whatever it is we think we need. But the truth is, it’s only in “GIVING” that we make ourselves free.
But that was just a tangent, here’s the summary.
Summary: The purpose of life according to Solomon,…
To love God, to work, to take pleasure in your labor & enjoy to the world around you.
To love God is to love yourself and the world, because you are made in His image. 🙂
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This article is written by Jonathan Novotny, a Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Code for Change South Africa, CodeJIKA.com & CodeTribe.com.