Why Do we Live?


I came across this wonderful Illustration  and I hope this will inspire you……


“What are you doing?” I asked the lad..

“I go to school,” was the reply..

“Why do you go to school?”

“To study,” he said..

“Why do you study?”

“To get smart.”

“Why do you want to get smart?”

“So I can get a good job.”

“Why do you want to get a good job?”

“So I can make lots of money.”

“Why do you want to make lots of money?”

“So I can buy food.”

“Why do you want to buy food?”

“So I can eat.”

“Why do you want to eat?”

“To live.”

“Why do you live?”

At that point, the little boy thought for a minute, scratched his head, looked me in the face and said, “Sir, why do I live?” He paused a moment in mid-thought, then gave his own sad answer, “To die!” The question is the same for all of us:

Why do we live? What is the basic purpose of your living in this world, as you claim to be a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ?

Is it to accumulate wealth? Fame? Popularity? To fulfill the desires of the flesh and of the mind? And to somehow survive and, in the end, to die and hopefully go to heaven?

No. The purpose of your life as a believer must be to obey Jesus when He said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel ….” That is what Paul did when he laid down his arms and said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” If all of your concern is about your own life, your job, your clothes, your children ’s good clothes, healthy bodies, a good education, a good job and marriage, then your concerns are no different from a Non Christian



About Lemdur

I am a Naga by blood and i am enjoying jotting few lines of my thoughts... also to hear and listen from others their thoughts and views.. One God One Wife One Son praise the Lord .....
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