The Known God
“For in God, we live and move and have our being.” Act 17: 28
When this line from the Bible was written, the culture of ancient Greece was rich and well-developed, with art, politics, philosophy, and religion all competing for the attention of the people. The apostle Paul pointed out their worship of ‘an unknown god’ by telling them of a ‘Known God’; a God who is creator and sustainer of life, who lived in the world as Jesus, who died and rose from the dead so that repentance, righteousness, and love would prevail.
Today is no different, we have a rich and well-developed culture with competing voices and distractions trying to get our attention and to gain our trust and our loyalty. Sometimes, it’s not easy to filter out life-giving truth from those things that leads us in directions that are not helpful and even harmful.
The good news is we have a guide, a God who is ‘known’ in creation, in our worship, in our hope for the future, and in many acts of love. Thanks be to God.