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Every Need

Every Need

10 February 2009

Scripture:

24 “He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, 25 and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need.” (Acts 17:24-25 NLT)

Observation:

The city of Athens was very cosmopolitan and people from all nations had come there to live. They had brought their religions with them and the open-minded nature of the city made room for all. Athens was full of temples and the streets were lined with shrines and altars to every god they could think of.

Just in case they missed one, there was even an altar to “An Unknown God.” Paul introduced the Unknown God to the people of Athens. He is different from all the other gods in that he alone has no needs. He is the All-sufficient One.

Application:

Through faith in Jesus Christ, the Unknown God becomes the Knowable God. He wants to be known by us as a loving Father is known by his children. He does not seek our worship for the purpose of placating his anger, nor serving his needs. In fact, he who has no needs loves us unconditionally and satisfies our every need.

Prayer:

Father, I honor you and worship you as the true and living God. You alone have no needs. You alone can satisfy every need. Amen.

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