Ignorance Is No Excuse

But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more (Luke.12.48).

A common term in the law court is that ignorance is not an excuse before the law. That means if you break the law without even knowing the law exists, you will still be culpable. In the pursuit of life purpose, many have failed to measure up because of the excuse of ignorance. They claim not to know what they are designed to do.

It holds true that what you don’t know is perhaps what you are not yet interested in knowing. Determination aids diligence. When you are set to know the essence of your being here on earth, you will know it. You see, success is not just about how well we live, it is about how well we live according to the intent for which we were placed here. That is not negotiable on the day of reckoning. The question will be, “did you do what you were sent on earth to do?”

The reason this question is important is because all that has been given to you in terms of benefits, privilege, opportunities, blessing and experiences are all in a bid to get you to function maximally in your assignment. There are minimum expectations from each one of us. We will account for our times, treasures and talents on the day of reckoning.

Finally, as many as have received blessings will give account of their stewardship. This is because God is a wise investor who hardly records loss in deals. Therefore, to whom much is given, much is required. How well are you producing?