The Reason For Living
Life is Worthless if not properly lived, and useless if not useful to God and humanity. And to live is to be productive, useful, important and purposeful. Many people do not live, they just exist, (Present in a place). They are present just there, but no one feels their presence. They pass through life a shadow without any impact, legacy, donation or footprints in the sands of time. There is no reason for their living.
So as it pleased the lord to bring this matter and issue before us in this book, it become of a necessity that we read and study to know and grasp firmly the reason that makes for living (and not just existing).
Going back to the foundation about God and all that He created, God was not Visionless, purposeless, aimless; He created everything for a reason and not just for creating sake. “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form,and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light and there was light”. (Gen.1:1-3).
Light came because there was darkness. All other creature in this creation account of Genesis chapter one verse one to twenty five were for a purpose. None is useless till today.
N creature no matter how small, tiny or inconsequential is unimportant. In Genesis chapter one verse twenty six and chapter two verse seven. (Gen. 1:26, 2:7), we discover that man unlike other creatures, was made, not just an existing creature but a living soul. In this book, we shall press further to consider the various yardsticks for scripture. This obviously does not count in the duration and longevity but in donation to posterity, just existed long on the earth without any record to show forth up until the appearance of Enoch, who LIVED to break that inter generational infirmity, and fulfilled the reason for living, having walked with God.
Discover one thing, others all died and were forgotten but Enoch never “died” rather continued to live even up to the book of Hebrews. (Heb. 11:5) through that of Jude. (Jud. Vs. 14) and to this present dispensation.
Do you have a reason for living?
Discovering and understanding the truth on the relationship between the VINE (JESUS) and the branches (Us) makes the matter of “the reason for living” clear. For true disciple of Christ to live is Christ and to die is gain of a hope (the kingdom of God). But to be satisfied with a mere existence may lead to total extinction leaving no foot prints in the sands of time. Any life therefore that has no reason for living is not worth living for any reason.This book is aimed at provoking and challenging one to live a fruitful and productive Christian life with eternity in heaven in view. May we live to meet together there.