Some people are proud of ignorance.
They offer, “I don’t know” as an answer to life’s most important question:
“Why do we exist?”
They’ll even illustrate their uselessness with analogies.
The problem is, this analogy needs to go further.
A more complete (and better) analogy is:
Person #1: What do you think is beyond that wall?
Person #2: I haven’t a clue
Person #3: There’s a monster over there.
Person #1: How do you know that?
Person #3: Because it says so in this book I read.
Person #1: Where did you get that book?
And off they go!
A lively, interesting discussion would develop.
Person #3 answered with, “I don’t know.”
That would stop the conversation abruptly.
Fortunately for everyone, I’ve decided that Person #3 is a Christian!
The other two people in the room celebrate!
They know Christians are thoughtful folks who know how to party!
The illustration continues.
Person #3: The book came from somebody on the other side of the wall.
Now we’ll get some answers!
We can respond to questions about our purpose with more than shucks and shrugs.
The book says:
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
While this may not be the reason we exist…
…it’s a much better answer than “I don’t know”.