“The God Who Made the World and Everything in It”

“The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man.” (Acts 17:24 ESV)

These words were spoken by the Apostle Paul as he addressed the Areopagus.  Paul tells us that the Greeks were a religious people, even worshiping an “unknown god” and his desire was to make the “unknown” known among them.

How did he start?  Basically, he took them to Genesis 1:1:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 ESV)

Why would Paul start here?  The answer is simple.  This is the beginning.  And understanding who made who helps us understand Who should be worshiped.

After introducing the God of creation, Paul then walks step-by-step to Jesus and our need for Him.

Many people today, like those at the Areopagus, are walking around in darkness and worshiping everything but the one true God.  Let’s take a minute today and learn from this example of Paul’s presentation of the Gospel.  Then let’s look for opportunities to share this truth.

A prayer:

O God, we stumble around in darkness, yet You are not far from us.  Pull us to You and keep us close.  And then let us share Your light with those around us.  I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.


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