By Ernest O'Neill

Do You Know Why You are Here on Earth?

By Rev. Ernest O'Neill

Do you know why you are here on earth? Do you know why you are alive? We have often said that the only real answer is that you would get to know your Maker, your God; that you would get to trust Him and to love Him, that the next world would be able to exist in peace and harmony; that your friendship with Him and your friendship with each other would be able to develop infinitely forever, that’s really why we are here on earth, loved ones.

To provide a framework or a format for that to take place. God has put each of is here on this earth to do certain jobs. We are here with certain responsibilities that He has designed for each one of us here in this room. It is His desire that we would get up each morning and find out what He wants us to do in this set of responsibilities that He has put upon us. Then we are to trust Him for the wisdom and strength to do that. As we do that, we come into a closer and closer relationship with Him.

Some of the jobs that you have are terrible. At times some of them are good. Some of the jobs we have here seem meaningless and purposeless. Some of them seem to have great meaning and purpose. Some of them seem to be utterly unimportant and utterly trivial and others seem very important and very relevant. Actually, it doesn't matter. I know that is not what society teaches us, but it doesn't matter too much what they are, whether they are important or unimportant, trivial or relevant, meaningless or purposeless. They are only a framework that God has by which we will begin to come closer to Him and need Him more and more.

He has designed the world and the whole economic structure in conjunction with His own purposes, that if we simply take care of the responsibilities that He has given is, and do the jobs and fulfill the functions that He has put us here in His world to fulfill and to bring it under His will, then everything else will be given to us that we need.

 You don't need to be anxious about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will put on: Just look at the other creatures in creation that simply do what He placed them here to do! Look at the birds of the air; they don't sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. You are of much more value than they.

So really, none of us here are to be taken up with what we are to eat or what we are to drink or what we are to put on. All the people who reject God's big plan for the world seek after those things. Our Father knows we have need of those things. All we need to do is, seek first His rule in our lives and His direction for our lives, and all these other things will be ours as well.