NOT HOPELESS, BUT HOPEFUL
“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” —Isaiah 22:13
If the dead are not raised, “Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.” —I Corinthians 15:32
Here’s a fatalistic, hopeless, purposeless view of life. Why not live for the senses if that is all life is about? If we hope not in anything but this life then let us live it up to the fullest selfish pleasures as possible as we define them. If we have no more purpose in life than a rock then why not look at for our own needs and enjoy life to our own heart’s content? Short lived hope means a life shortly lived. A short lived purposelessness means a life purposelessly lived. This is such a defeatist attitude.
Those with this philosophy truly think that “He who dies with the most toys wins.” What a ridiculous statement. Wins what? With this philosophy what does it matter if you have toys or not when you die? According to this philosophy life is what it is all about and there is nothing after death. So why bother working hard to get toys that you have to work hard to maintain and hopefully get to play them a few times before you die? It doesn’t really matter one way or the other with this philosophy because “tomorrow we die” and that’s it.
Really, if this life is all there is then we are all hypocrites because we should be living life totally for ourselves. Right and wrong would not exist, nor good and evil. Everyone would totally be out for themselves. We would be totally animalistic in our thought and behavior and not care at all what anybody else thinks. We would think and act exactly how we wanted and not worry about any consequences. Yes, for those who say they are atheists are really hypocrites by not living like atheists. A person that truly lived out their belief of atheism would not care about rules or laws or care about anyone or anything. But people do not live like this. Whether they acknowledge it or not they yield to right and wrong which does not make any sense because who is to say what is right and wrong, good or evil. Why would those things exist? Yes, those who believe this life is all there is live as hypocrites.
It is sad to live with this mindset mentioned in the above verses. What hopelessness! But brothers and sisters our hope is in Jesus and Him alone. Wow! Victory, hope and purpose fill our lives. Rejoice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n5w_2IXvuA
Thank You my Dear Father for all that You are and all that You have done, are doing and will do. May I be faithful to You desires in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus my Lord!