Topic: Meet God 1 [Thursday, 3rd August 2017]

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.  Acts 17:23

Paul had the opportunity to be in Athens for a while, and he witnessed men serve “the unknown God.” It seems funny that people were worshipping something unknown. Like, how can one serve someone or something he or she doesn’t know, not even a peripheral knowledge of who the god is. To worship everyday and give sacrifices, and say “O unknown God, I don’t know you, but take this from me, accept my praise and veneration.” How do you put your trust in someone you don’t know to be a blessing to you? Well, that’s the situation this people Paul saw in Athens were into.

A lot of us may laugh at this because it is really strange. But the truth is, the bulk of us are in this same situation. We don’t actually know the God we claim to serve. We call Him Alpha and Omega, but we don’t really know the reality of God being Alpha and Omega to us personally. We go and worship and say “God we trust you”, but when we are faced with stormy situations, we start asking “where is God?”. Oh well, you don’t know Him that’s why you are asking such question.

The person of God is revealed throughout scriptures, and truth be told if we really sit down to search the scriptures everyday for the rest of our lives we really get to know Who He is. Paul says of himself in Philippians 3:8: “yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.” For some of us, it is the other way around, whether we accept it or not. If we really search our hearts we’d realize it. However the crux of the whole thing is that Paul knew the importance of knowing the God he served, and the magnitude of this importance was what he was trying to pass on to us (Philippians 3:10-13). Knowing God is so important to us that all other things are worthless without the knowledge of God (Matthew 13:46). Will you seek to know Him today?

Keep winning daily.


Dear Father, thank You that You’ve made it possible that I learn to know You. Help me therefore to always seek to know You, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

By Esun Tekeme

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