Feb 11, 2012

FROM UNKNOWN TO KNOWN


            As I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I'm telling you about (Acts 17:23) (NLT).
            As we are living in this world we come across many people who worship their own gods. It is not new that people had their own gods. They make an idol in the shape of something that is already existed and they start worshipping it. But we as the followers of Christ have only one God. The God who is present in three, one is GOD the Father, Second it is Son, and third the Holy Spirit which dwelling among us (Matthew 28:19). But what shall we say about our God? Our God is the God who has created the heavens and the earth and all this is in them. God is the wise God, immortal God, and an unapproachable God. God is like a consuming fire. We should know and believe in our life that we have only one God and He is known to us, but not an unknown God.
            When we see in the Bible, Jesus went to a place where the Samaritan people are living. These people worship a god, whom they do not know (John 4:22). But Jesus assuredly said that, there will be a time when these people will come to worship God the Father of Heavens. That is true, and it is happening now in our life that we are free to approach the throne of Grace through Jesus Christ. The assignment for us as the followers of Christ is to show the true God to the people who worship the unknown god. This is what Apostle Paul has done when he was in Athens, the greater thing about the city is that the city is full of idols (Acts 17:16). And they built altars to their gods and worship them, among all the idols Paul has seen an altar which has no name and they also worship there (Acts 17:23). Paul started preaching about the unknown god to the men of Athens, and when he preached them about this God, some of them wanted to know more about the God Paul is preaching about (Acts 17:32-34).
            We believe that there is only God for our forefathers had told us about this. But what Bible says, about trusting one god? Bible says we believe that there is only one God, but the demons believe that as well (James 2:19). What makes us difference in believing in one God is to know God personally and taste His love. Psalmist says, we should taste and know God and His goodness (Psalm 34:8). The greatest achievement of Prophet Elijah in his life on this earth is that he has shown the LORD to all the people of Israel and made them to turn back to The LORD (1 Kings 18:21, 39). Let us all come to the true God and experience His presence in our life and show Him to the other people who worship the unknown god. This is what our assignment in this world we are called for
            GOD BLESS YOU
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