Discovering God’s Purpose for Giving Life If only all of us would realize the amount of importance that God gives to human life and the very purpose of our existence, probably, nobody would misuse his life. Instead, everyone will surely try to spend it rightfully. In MATTHEW 10:29-30 (KJV), the Lord Jesus Christ said, 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. When Christ said that the Father knows even the number of the strands of hair we have in our head, He is just showing us how important we are to the Father and how much the Father loves us, that even the minutest details of our being, like our hair, are well accounted for and well taken care of. There was a time when the Apostle Paul was going to Rome, but while sailing, their ship met a tempest. All of the passengers started to panic and became frantic because of the sea turbulence. However, in the midst of their fear and hopelessness, God sent His angel to Paul to allay their fears, and to give him an assurance that they would reach their destination. ACTS 27:23-24 (KJV) says, 23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. God, through His angel, assured him that there shall be no loss of any man’s life among them, but of the ship. Meaning, even if their ship gets wrecked, no life would be lost and they would be able to reach Rome. ACTS 27:34 (KJV) says, Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you. The angel even guaranteed Paul that not a single strand of hair shall fall from the head of any of them because they were being protected by God. For God, the life of a man is very precious. To further illustrate it, Christ made reference to sparrows, that although they are without much worth because they are sold at a very cheap price, not one of them will fall on the ground, or die, without the consent of the Father. If the sparrows are given that assurance that they would not die unless the Father wills it, then, all the more that we can be sure that we, humans, will not die if the Father does not will it — because we are more important than those sparrows. On the other hand, it also implies that if we die, it is because the Father has willed it. Our life comes from God; our existence is dependent on Him. What we need to understand is the rightful way of spending our lives. God gives us life for us to use it in serving Him. He wants us to obey His commandments and to fulfill His will. Biblically speaking, such is our ultimate duty and the end-goal of our existence. ECCLESIASTES 12:13 (KJV) says, Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. We exist to serve God and to fulfill His commandments. We were created to do good works. EPHESIANS 2:10 (KJV) says, For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. For God, human life is very important; that is why He commanded us not to kill, and anybody who takes somebody else’s life will be made accountable. He also commanded us to love, even our enemies. It is apparent that such teachings manifest how much God values human life. Therefore, it is but proper that we spend our lives rightfully. And that is by serving Him and obeying His commandments.