Verse – Acts 17:24-25
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.
Reflection – Acts 17:24-25 – We Serve The True God
Paul was talking to the people of Athens here about how they were worshipping gods made of earthly materials and how they bared no names. Some people are comfortable relying on things they can see. They put their faith in their property and in human beings because those things are tangible and visible.
Paul draws their attention to the fact that you cannot worship something that has been made or created. It is rather rational to worship the source of everything that we see including ourselves.
This teaches us that there is more power in God than any other thing we possess on earth simply because he has the power to make and destroy everything that we see. We must therefore be in tune with our creator and worship him for who he is.
My faith and trust are in the Lord and him alone. I do not rely on my job, children, friends, money, or property. Only the Lord God can give me true happiness because all powers in heaven, on earth, and under earth submit to his will.
Let me stay in your house forever
Let me not confuse other idols for you
Make me wise to see when my allegiance to you is swaying
Teach me to be patient and love you always
You are the source of my life
and I will love you forever