The Significance of Human Life


The fact that you are reading this is a sign that you are in existence. Why do you exist instead of not existing? That is a really important question, and your answer to that question will influence the way you view and live your life. You are here, but why are you here? The answer to that question is found in the fact that there is meaning and significance to your existence.

Life really is taken for granted by many. Stop for a moment and listen to the birds outside, look at the variety of trees and smell some flowers; life is all around us. But when it comes to your life, what makes it meaningful and significant? The answer is found in the fact that you were made by God. You are not here for some random reason, nor are you here by mistake. Regardless of how you think or feel at times, your life is significant.

Because your existence is not random or an accident, but rather the outcome of deliberate act by God, this is what makes your life significant and meaningful. The life that you have is a gift from God. You exist because God chose that you would exist. This gift of life grants you amazing opportunities to enjoy His creation. Whether you get to see, touch, hear, smell or taste, each of these are amazing opportunities God has granted. But this opportunity to live also means that you a steward of what God has given. It is then your privilege to live your life so that He will receive the glory, and so that you can be more effective in serving Him.

Those who promote the idea that we are mere accidents or the product of an evolutionary process strip away the dignity and significance of human life. The Bible tells us that when God created man He “crowned him with glory and honor” (). That is no small thing and shows us how significant human life is in the eyes of God. In addition this, the Bible says that man was made in the image of God. This makes man distinct from the animal kingdom. This means there is a wonderful dignity in the life of a human being.

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

Published by

Andrew Courtis

Andrew Courtis

ANDREW - Serves as Pastor of Hills Bible Church. I am married to Dianne and we have three children (Kate, Emma and Jack). I was born and raised in Melbourne, moved to Adelaide to undertake theological studies (BMin.), and have completed additional studies with the Australian College of Theology (MATh.). I have served in pastoral ministry in both Melbourne and Sydney and am a qualified school teacher. I am committed to expository preaching and making the word of God known and understood.