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What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Ask ten people these questions, and you may get ten different answers.

The existentialist says we make our own meaning. The nihilist says there is none. The hedonist says our purpose is to pursue pleasure and avoid pain, while others seek riches or fame. And so it goes with all of the skeptical, secular philosophies of our day.

These philosophies may sound clever, and they have come to permeate our culture. Yet they share a fatal flaw: they fail to see life from God’s perspective.

In today’s message from his video teaching series Dust to Glory, R.C. Sproul surveys the book of Ecclesiastes and sets forth the biblical answer to the meaning of life: “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil” (12:13–14).

There is more to life than the here and now. The wicked will face eternal consequences. But as believers in Jesus Christ, we have hope for the life that is to come.

Watch today’s message, or for a limited time, request your copy of the full teaching series Dust to Glory for a donation of any amount. You can also dig deeper into the Scriptures with the Reformation Study Bible.