Verse of the Day, January 11, 2020
Acts 17:27 KJV “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:”
Paul ran into a problem in Athens; the Athenians foreigners living in Athens were given (mentally/spiritually) to the worship of strange unknown gods. When the apostle to the Gentiles saw this he commented at Mars’ hill that the people of Athens were too superstitious.
They’d forgotten or not known that the Almighty who made the world and all things, is not worshipped with men’s hands and doesn’t need anything from man (esp since He gave all things to mankind).
He made everyone from one bloodline (sons of Adam), which has fruitfully turned into the many shades of men and women today.
All of this is so we may and should seek the Sovereign LORD and by chance, we may reach out and find Him, and connect with Him! It is also for us to know that the LORD is not far from us, from the president of the nation to the “lowest” citizen.
Praise the Almighty today!
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Acts 17:17-27 King James Version (KJV)
17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?
20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.
21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in
nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of
heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face
of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the
bounds of their habitation;