“For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.” Acts 17:23
Often we overlook seeing objects or behaviors that are “right before our very eyes.” Before my mobility problems one of my favorite past times was to slowly walk my environment. I’d pick up trash, stop and smell the roses, note the changes made in the small cottages around mine. Sometimes changes had been made that were against association rules but, most times, the changes added beauty or personalization to the yards of the homes.
Paul took a walk one day and saw something that caught his attention; mine too. Alongside his path he saw an altar, I wonder if it was like the handmade crosses we see along the highways to memorialize a friend or family member. But, what it said ~ TO AN UNKNOWN GOD ~ made me really think. Do we truly take our “gods” so lightly. A line I remember from a recent message; “Think about this, “A man cuts a tree down; he burns the limbs and roots, he cuts a section and carves an idol from it, then he burns the remainder; Seriously, how “holy” can this monument be? We worship many gods: sports teams, wide screen televisions, expensive vacations & timeshares, cars, travel trailers, this list could move on for a long, long time. If our lives revolve around “gods” so trivial and trite; how seriously are we worshiping the ONE TRUE GOD?
I worship You, Almighty God,there is none like You.
I worship You, O Prince of Peace that is what I want to do.
I give You praise for You are my righteousness
I worship You, Almighty God,There is none like You.
Unless noted, scripture is NIV ©1984 Int’l Bible Society
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