Two scriptures explains life as defined by God. The first is Ecclesiastes 12:14…“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” And Revelations 4:11… “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”.
Life as defined by God is obedience to His rule, reign and commands.
The raises the next question: Did man live that life? The answer is NO because of man’s fall.
This raises another question; After man’s fall what kind of life did man live or what kind of life has man being living? The answer is a life pursing what to eat, what to wear, where to live, etc, a life far below and beneath the life man was created to live. A life of servitude and subservience to the very things he is meant to rule over and because man has been living this subservient and servitude life almost all his existence, Satan has been able to convince him that this is life.
Slavery to money, wealth and self satisfaction through the acquisition of material things.
That is why Jesus had to make the clear distinction in Matthew 6 verse 33, from Verse 25-32
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