Understanding the Breach
Today, the question of what is the meaning of life is often treated as an unanswerable question, a futile query.
However, Jim Burnham says, “If you’re a thinking person, you’ve asked yourself that question: why am I here? And I go back to the Baltimore Catechism: to know him, to love him, to serve him in this life, so that we can be happy with him in the life to come.”
Why is it important to know the purpose of your life?
Many people today would be unable to articulate any thought-out answer to the question, “What is the meaning of life?” The result is widespread confusion about why we are alive and how to live. What are some of the effects of this lack of purpose in the lives of individuals and the larger society?
How do the lives of those who seek to know, love and serve God differ from those who seek other things in life?
What are some specific and concrete things we can do to grow in the three areas of knowing, loving and serving God?
Bricks For The Breach
“What is the meaning of life? God created us out of nothing, in love. He loved us into existence, and the whole reason he created us was that he wanted us to have the possibility of living with him forever in perfect joy. The meaning of life is found in that.” (Dr. Paul Thigpen)
Sword of the Spirit
So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:19-22)