Thursday, November 13, 2014

Is Your God Unknown?

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So Paul stood up in front of the council and said:

People of Athens, I see that you are very religious.  As I was going through your city and looking at the things you worship, I found an altar with the words, “To an Unknown God.” You worship this God, but you don't really know him. So I want to tell you about him.   This God made the world and everything in it. He is Lord of heaven and earth, and he doesn't live in temples built by human hands.   He doesn't need help from anyone. He gives life, breath, and everything else to all people.

Acts 17:22-25

Did you know that you can be "very religious" without being a Christian? In fact, you can be very religious without claiming to be a follower of any formal religion. Even those who claim that they have no god have given their heart and allegiance to someone or something.

You will be a "worshiper." The question is simply who or what will you worship?
Many people worship the "things" that they are able to collect or the money that they have which enables them to acquire material things.

Some worship power and authority and they do everything in life with the goal of gaining more power and authority over others.

There are also those who worship nature and the beauty of the earth. They are the ones who see the greatest crime to be anything that would harm the balance of nature.

All of these people know who their god is and they live their lives to please their chosen sovereign.

You may have chosen God Almighty, Lord of Heaven and earth to be your God, but is He still an "unknown" God to you? This life is primarily about getting to know God who is your Creator and the source of everything you have!

There is a famous Broadway play called "The King and I." The most memorable song from that musical begins with the words "Getting to know you, getting to know all about you." That is also the theme song for the life of a Christian. Christians spend their lives getting to know Jesus Christ who is Himself God in the flesh. Spend time today reading the Bible in order to know more about Jesus and pray continually as you converse with your Creator.

"Lord Jesus, I want to know you better today than I did yesterday. Show me today something about You that I do not know! And may You, Lord be praised forever. Amen."

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