MESSAGE: IS LIFE WORTH IT?
MESSAGE PREPARED BY: Sis. Nimota Kelani
SCRIPTURE: Ecclesiastes: 4:2-3
Ecclesiastes: 4:2-3 “Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive. Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.”
The scripture above is pointing us to a philosophical question of
whether life is worth it or not. The
scripture mentioned that considering all the suffering, pain, and
disappointment that goes on in life and at the end of the day we still die
anyway — IS
(1) If one takes the position that our life here is capped and culminated at death and that nothing comes after;
(2) If you believe that this life is only a temporary stop on the way to something better, something eternal, then you will have another view.
Thus, in many ways, the answer to the question — IS
The bible gives us a clear understanding of where life comes from. The book of Genesis chapter 2:7
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. “
We know for sure that life comes from the creator of heaven and earth, the omnipotent and the omniscience.
The book of John chapter 5:26 said
“For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;” Our life has value because we are made in the image of God the creator.
However, if someone live a life of carelessness and sin sets in; such a life will be a wasted and worthless life. This is what Psalm 144: 3-4 is explaining to us — many have wasted their life. Anyone who is living outside the will of God is living a wasted life. The psalmist said, “LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him! Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.”
What is a man that is living a sinful life of disobedience to God
that God should take knowledge of him or make account of him? Such a man is like vanity, a shadow that just
passed away. That is exactly how a life
that is not working in the will of God is.
That is what happened in the life of King Solomon, the author of the
book of Ecclesiastes. This was the same
man that wrote the book of proverbs when he was with God and working in his
will. Everything he wrote in proverbs
was supposed to be what his life should be but the moment he took himself out
of the will of God his life became worthless to him. King Solomon violated the commandment of God
in Deuteronomy 17:14-17 “When thou art come unto the land which the LORD
thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt
say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me; Thou
shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose:
one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set
a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother. But he shall not multiply
horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to
King Solomon got caught up in worldly things and forgot the
commandment of God concerning his position.
He simply disobeyed God. Let
someone read Ecclesiastes chapter 2:1-20.
Look at verse 20 Solomon confirmed by saying that whatsoever his eyes
desired he kept not from them, he withheld not his heart from any joy; for his
heart rejoiced in all his labor: and this was his portion of all his
labor. If your life is on this path
your life is not worth living and you are heading for destruction, you need to
repent for the
1. CONFESS THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: You must be willing to confess Jesus Christ
as your personal lord and savior. Matthew 10:32 says, “Whosoever therefore shall
confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.”
You must let him be the lord of and pilot of your life daily. You must be willing to
confess him genuinely whether or not you are face with pleasure, pressure or
2. LOOSE YOUR
3. YOU MUST KNOW THAT
of your time on this earth without knowing Jesus. King David wrote in Psalm 39:4-6
“LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may
know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age
is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah
(pause and think). Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in
vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.
If you take this scripture in its content you may not understand what is means but if
you pause and think as the writer said SELAH you will know that life is too short to be
lost in vain glory of this world. You must constantly realize that life is short no matter
how long you live. Ironically people spend so much time securing their lives on earth
and don’t think at all or they just think little about where they would spend eternity.
King David realizes that riches, wealth power and other worldly materials without
Jesus is nothing but vanity. The book of James chapter 4 verses 14 said life is too short
no matter how long you live also said “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the
morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and
then vanisheth away.”
A life without Gods purpose is meaningless. Therefore, brethren live a live that glorify
God and your life will be a life that is worth living.
You must live a life filled with God if you are to enjoy life and make it worthwhile on
this earth. The whole of man’s purpose is to fear God and keep his commandments, then we can find a life that is worth living and everything will not be vanity of vanities. Life will be real, vibrant, exciting, exhilarating. This is the kind of meaning that we were to build our lives upon.
Everything is vanity, pessimistic meaningless apart from God. But if you enthrone God in the center of your life, you will discover all that God designed you to be. Trust Him, worship Him, follow Him, Love Him, Fellowship with Him, and you will be able to rejoice all the days of your life.
IS THERE ANYONE HERE WHO
Let us rise up for prayer.
1. Ask God to forgive you for running after vainglory of this world.
2. Ask God to help you live a life that will glorify him.
3. Ask God to empower you to sawn worldly things and to love heavenly things.
4. Ask for the Holly Spirit to repair you prayer alter if it has been altered.
5. Holy Spirit, advertise your signs and wonders in my life, in Jesus’ name.
6. My testimonies shall multiply, in the name of Jesus.
Heavenly, father we thank you for this day — for this is the day that you have made and we will rejoice and glad in it in the name of Jesus. We thank you for the opportunity of life that you have given us to hear your word. Holy Spirit we appreciate you for bring the understanding of the word to the table of our heart, let it profit our spirit, soul and body in the name of Jesus. Thank you Rock of Ages, because we know that because you live our life is worth living. And we know that you are our redeemer the mighty on of Jacob. Thank you Lord.
May the Lord bless and keep you; may the Lord turn his face towards you and be gracious unto you; may he lift up his countenance and give you peace that surpasses all understanding in Jesus name. Amen and Amen.