Review verse Psalm 141.3 Set a guard over
Lucky is us who believe in God, we all are in luck and This is of common sense inorder to believe. Engagement with almighty must exercise so uniquely human abilities and capacities. This is why the people are not living well, even if they report that they are content. It’s still true that we think the ideal circumstance is to be doing for a living what we would however choose to do anyway we want God’s watching. So people who are able to pursue His calling are generally regarded as extremely fortunate. What separates human beings from the other animals is the human reason God gave in us.
For many, the well being of our family, especially our children and grandchildren, is the main source of meaning in life. And obviously, there can be other sources of meaning in a person’s life but most importantly is God almighty.
People may, for instance pursue a particular kind of work with great dedication e.g. scientific research, artistic creation, or scholarship. They may devote themselves to a cause fighting or protecting the environment. Or they may be thoroughly immersed in and engaged with some particular community such a church, a soccer team, or a school. This outlook goes back a very long way in our prayers of success.
If at the end of our life we may happen to check all these boxes then we could reasonably claim to have lived well, to have achieved the good life. Of course, the great majority of people today do not belong to the leisure class as others. They have to work for a living and it’s because they have faith in lord. The Meaningful Life shows that people who submit are not necessarily happier than people who don’t submit to Christ. Indeed, during years, especially when we should have turned into sinner’s, other people typically have lower levels of happiness and higher levels of stress. But even though amidst all this may not make people happier, it does seem to give them the sense that their lives are more meaningful in believing.
The Christian Life Calls no man happy until he’s dead there is wisdom in this. In fact, one might want to amend it to Call no man happy until he’s long dead. For some times a person can appear to live a fine life, and be able to check all the boxes of prosperity, friendship, respect, meaning, etc and yet eventually be revealed as something other than what we thought they were.
So the good life in Christ is one in which a person cultivates and exercises their prayers, for instance, engaging in discussion. Were we are alive today we might well include some forms life can be rendered unhappy by tragic loss or misfortune. But all power is with God
Cases like this bring out the great advantage of rather than of what it means to live well. Surely, we would not want to say that we lived the good life. A truly in Jesus Christ our heavenly saviour who set us free from sin.