Two Life Pursuits We Should Have

There are two questions everyone should ask in their lifetime.  What is the Meaning of my Life and Why am I here?  Think about it.  Human self-awareness is at the core of these questions.  No other living being other than humans has this inner conscienceness.  The function of the conscience is to assess and reflect our performance.  The fact that we make inward looking assessments declares that we are Moral Beings.  This sense of moral oughtness is prescriptive in nature, and it transcends mere subjective feelings.[1] In other words, Morality is not taught.

Our conscience gives us the mechanism and capacity to choose and to demonstrate good behavior.  Proofs of moral behavior come from an inward unseen standard that all humans demonstrate and even atheists choose good behavior.  Our moral compass gives us the capacity to choose acceptable and unacceptable ethics from inward and unseen standards.  If we all have moral standards then that means there is Absolute Morality.  Whether we believe in God or not, our conscience gives us evidence there is a standard for behavior that comes from an Absolute Moral Being and that we are in his image.

The book of Geneses goes even further and says God is Spirit and each human is made in His Image.  Atheists say there is no God.  But if there isn’t an Absolute Moral Standard in their lives, then every behavior is permissible and everything ends up as Relativism.  So the existence of our inward unseen conscience necessitates and obligates us to listen to our own judgments of right and wrong.  When we self-assess or “consider” ראה râ’âh our actions, do we meet our own moral standard?  If we do not, the question is, how do we become inwardly good?  For that matter, how does all of mankind accomplish acceptability (Morality) before an Absolute Moral Being?

My journey is an ongoing pursuit of morality and an ongoing pursuit for truth.  I discovered these involve relationships and one of those ends up with God.  When found, the God relationship brings about a complete forgiveness of failure and a heart change that fulfills the stainless requirements of an Absolute Moral Being.  See The Journey of Young Paul under “Pages” for more details.

[1] Kenneth Richard Samples, 7 Truths that Changed the World (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012). pp.120

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