What is the purpose of the ages? Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God has put eternity in man’s heart. Within man are the questions of eternity: Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? What is the purpose of my life? The Bible tells us that in eternity past God purposed to have the church (Ephesians 3:11). The story of the universe and the meaning of our human life is Christ and the church.