‘…He is Not Served by Human Hands….’ Acts 17;25
The Greeks Believed in many gods; and most of us too,,we think that God needs us to run His errands. Paul knew (because the Old Testament told him) that there was only one. The one true God is Vastly Different from the gods the Greeks were imagining, in at least three ways.
Firstly, the True God is ‘Lord of Heaven and Earth.’ Greek gods were limited– there was a god for the sea, a god for war, a different god for love and so many more. But Paul’s God is Absolute Lord Over All Things! He is Our God! Anything that exists was made by Him. Everything that Exists is Ruled by Him. That includes me, and it includes you, too.
Secondly, the True God ‘Does Not Live in Temples.’ He Cannot be Restricted in that Way: God is Everywhere. ‘Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I Flee from Your Presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; If I make my bed in the Depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, If I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, Your hand will hold me fast.’
Wherever you are right now, God is with you, watching and knowing everything. As one person in the Old Testament said, ‘You Are The God Who Sees Me.’
Thirdly, God DOES NOT NEED US! Though some religions believe their gods have to be fed or served in some way, Paul tells his hearers that the true God can Never Need Anything From Us. He is Self- Existent (Nobody and Nothing Made Him), and He is Also Completely Self- Sufficient (He Needs Nobody and Nothing to Continue to Exist).
But we sure do need Him,,in every step of our lives..He is the Author and Finisher of Our Faith,,He breathed Life into Us,, Without Him, we are nothing, But With Him,we have all we need and have life in Abundance!
“Yes Lord, Yes To Your Love, Yes To Your Joy,Yes To Your Peace and Yes to Your Righteousness Through The Holy Spirit,”
Only a God like this Can be Truly Worthy Of Our Worship,Surrender, Submission, Obedience. ‘For From Him and Through Him and To Him Are All Things. To Him Be The Glory For Ever!’