The Answer is not 42

Questions, questions, questions, what’s with all the questions? It is healthy though to ask questions especially about life, the universe and everything else. But I can assure you that there is a lot more to the answer than just forty-two.

Many people ask questions about life. They study anatomy and physiology, the psychology of man and the sociology of his environment. Some are more adventurous to go where no man has gone before and take in the universe. The universe holds a fascination for many but some want to know it more intricately. Then there are those geographers and geologists who are more than happy to keep their feet on the ground and study this third rock from the sun. But why all the questions, why the pursuit of knowledge?

The Word of God says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov 9:10). Does that mean that we as believers can circumnavigate the answers to life, the universe and everything else, simply in the pursuit of knowledge? In a sense, absolutely! (2 Peter 1:3) says that “The power of God has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness.” What more would a born again believer covet other than to know his Lord and Creator and for his Lord to know him.

You see, in a sense we have the answers to life, the universe and everything else or rather we know where the answers are found (Prov 2:6). We as believers have an incredible advantage over the boffins of this world, so we can in humility accept that fact (1 Cor 1:26-28). And in humility to also accept the mandate to lead those to Christ (Mark 16:15-16 and Matt 28:19-20).

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