Men have always questioned who we are and what is our purpose in life. Once a very wise man named Solomon, asked that very question and searched for answers. Solomon tried it all, he was a very wealthy king, so nothing that his heart desired was out of his grasp. He tried every pleasure known to man, houses, gardens, land, great herds and flocks of animals, vineyards, pools of water, wine, music, songs, laughter, many servants, many wives, gold and silver in abundance.

There was nothing that Solomon thought of that he did not try, to fulfill his joy, while searching for the meaning of life. Being a wise man, Solomon soon came to the right and logical conclusion. He realized all that he did and all that he owned was useless and could not fulfill his life (Eccl. 2:1-11). His final conclusion was, “this is the end of the matter, fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man” (Eccl. 12:13)

Man inherently seeks God, even the most primitive tribes realize there is a higher power and seeks their Creator. They may worship the wrong things, but they do know there is, and seek after one greater than themselves. Man is of himself inherently religious and seeks God. Man alone, of all creation, was created with a conscience that impels him to do right and seek after the righteousness of God. Man was created in God’s own image, with the power to choose to seek Him or reject Him and choose his own way. We are born with a desire to seek after God. Jesus said, “Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled” (Matt. 5:6) We are born under the law of God, but we still have a choice of whether to obey or reject that law. When man chooses to reject the law of God, he becomes separated from God by sin. If we decide to seek God we can do no better than to heed the words of Jesus when He said, “If you love me keep my commandments” (John 14:15). We seek God by being faithful and doing the works He has set before us. James 2:26 tells us that faith without works is dead, therefore seeking God with a dead faith we will not find Him.

We have all sinned and become separated from God by our sins, but we can seek and find Him by simply doing what He commands. We must hear, we must believe, and we must confess Jesus is the Son of God (John 6:45, Rom. 10:9-10). We must repent, and turn from our sinful life, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to wash away our previous sins to find God (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38). If we would seek God, we must do exactly what people did 2000 years ago, and we will find Him. God is not far from any of us, if we diligently seek Him we can surely find Him and be saved (Acts 17:27) Why not seek and find God today, for very soon it will be eternally too late?

We invite one and all to worship with us at Kedron Church of Christ on the Coopertown Road, Russellville, Ky. every Sunday morning. Bible study at 10:00, worship at 11:00. We neither add to or take from God’s Holy Word.