Devotion: Meaningless

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The Book of Ecclesiastes begins: “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2)

Does your work and life ever feel that way? Do you feel like you’re just running around chasing after the wind without any purpose? We all experience those feelings at some point. Life is like my computer. Once my power cord died, leaving my computer with all its contents and connections purposeless; all the work stored on it was in vain. In the same way, when we disconnect from Christ, all our talents and the things we have gathered around us in this world become meaningless. So what is our response to this? Too many choose to eat, drink, smoke, and “be merry because tomorrow they die?”, but God has chosen something better for us.

In Romans 8:18, we are told that all creation was subjected to this frustration or meaninglessness, not by its own choice, but by the one who subjected it (i.e., God). This was done in the hope that creation will be liberated from its bondage and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection God brings meaning back to our lives. The Word of God says: “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain (meaningless)” (1 Corinthians 15:56-58).

Have a great meaningful day in the Lord!

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