What is life without rights? If someone abuses you, you expect that most others realize that such behavior is unjust and not fair. What happens when perverse people ignore the rights of others? Human rights must have an unmovable standard. Without a standard for rights and morality, the meaning of life depends on each person who would determine their own morality by how they value others. Either the God of love and justice lives or people can decide right and wrong for themselves valuing people according to society and survival. However, right and wrong are unchanging. Abuse, extortion, murder, rape, and slander are always wrong no matter what society says. Compassion, mercy, and justice are always right. For this reason, right and wrong are unchanging if and only if the God of love is the unchanging standard. There is no other option.
Life can only have lasting meaning because of a loving and just God. Only God can love and value you more than anyone else can. For this reason, Jesus is the best explanation for the meaning of life. Jesus gives eternal purpose for life (John 1:1–5; 8:12; 10:10; 11:25–26; 14:6). He taught love on a greater level and called all to follow Him by losing one’s life to save it (Luke 6:27–36; 9:23–27). For Christians, Jesus’s life is the example of flawless moral living (Isa 53:7; 2 Cor 5:21). According to the Christian Scriptures, Jesus can make us who have done wrong to stand just before God, because Jesus took our sins on Himself (Rom 5:17–21; 2 Cor 5:21; Col 3:13–14).
Jesus is the best explanation for the meaning of life. He defines life, rights, morality, and the beginning of all things. This article is urging you to read the words of Jesus in the Gospels, meet with a church of Christ, and believe and be baptized (Mark 16:16).