I'm taking today as a day of rest, and God's kingship and his kingdom still pop up everywhere. The passage below was the topic for the sermon at church this morning, and I found myself thinking about the kingship of God throughout the entire service.
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he
needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all
the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for
“In him we live and move and have our being";
as even some of your own poets have said,
“For we are indeed his offspring."
Being then God's offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness
by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”
In the above passage, Paul addressed the Athenian men in regards to their worship of idols and false gods. In Athens, men and women worshipped idols (statues) that were placed in temples. Many people offered food to the false gods. This idol worship prompted Paul to share about the Only God with the Athenians.
Here are some observations from this passage:
Hearing a sermon on this passage of Scripture this morning reminded me that I am created by God. As such, I am his creature, and I was made to seek and find him, which means that he is not too far for me to find. That is a beautiful promise, especially as we adventure on this series together in seeking God and his kingdom.
I hope you take time to rest and enjoy God's day, and I'm praying that we would live our lives in light of God's lordship and his kingdom.
This post is part of a 31 day series called Seeking the Kingdom.
You can view the rest of the posts from the series here.
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