Knowing God is foundational to living a life of purpose and meaning
When we try to operate apart from Him,we end up trying to fill our emptiness with busyness, temporary highs and cheap thrills.But nothing temporal can satisfy our need for the eternal.Even atheists have acknowledged this. The French atheist Albert Camus recognised that
"nothing can discourage the appetite for divinity in the heart of man."
Walter Kaufmann even admitted that,"religion is rooted in man 's aspiration to transcend himself...Whether he worships idols or strives to perfect himself, man is the God - intoxicated ape."And Jean-Paul Sartre,another well known atheist let down his guard when he said, 'I reached out for religion,I longed for it, it was the remedy.Had it been denied me, I would have invented it myself."
-Chuck Swindoll in 'Growing Deep in the
Christian Life '
God has spoken to man down through the ages, even the atheists can 't deny it. It is up to man to respond to Him.
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made,so that people are without excuse...
Romans 1 NIV (BIBLE)