THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 17:16-23
“So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship…” (Acts 17:23)
I believe most people worship God, yet do not know that they do.
We were designed to love, honour and serve that which is ultimate, good, worthy.
But having lost our fellowship with God, we latch on to the ‘next best thing’.
Our versions of God can be spiritual, like twisted ideas of’god’.
They can be physical, like alcohol, sex, money, possessions.
They can be social, like fame, popularity, good looks, pleasure, success, conquest.
Whatever we put first in our lives, that is our ‘god’, though we are ignorant of it.
Sadly, any god but God will enslave us, and ruin us in the end.
We were made for God, and our hearts find no rest until they rest in Him.
“This is what I am going to proclaim to you.” (Acts 17:23)
Our job is to help people realize the God they are really looking for.
Jesus comes to show us the goodness of God, and the life we can have in Him.
This is the God we’re looking for, the life we were made for!
If God is not first in your life, what is… and is it worth living for?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, Your picture of God is both grand and good. How can we settle for anything less. Rescue us from our ignorance, that we may know the God we were made for.