“Unkown” Made Known
Paul’s Macedonian call to preach the Gospel brought him not only to Thessalonica but eventually to Athens. It was in Athens where righteous indignation arose in Paul as he passed by idol after idol after idol. Paul chose one of the objects of their worship to teach a valuable lesson. He found an altar with the inscription, “To the unknown God.” In the Athenian’s anxiety to cover all of their bases, they demonstrated their ignorance, and Paul was about to clear it up. He was going to make the “unknown God” known. How could Paul have done that? Take a few moments this week and chew on the fact that the only reason that Paul could make God known is that God has graciously made himself known. In other words, if God didn’t reveal himself, he would be unknown to us all. The Scriptures not only tell us who the Lord is but also what he would have us to do. He makes himself known, and he makes his will known, and that is to our ultimate good. This past Sunday, we saw both of these aspects.
We saw who God is. He is an avenger. Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, and Arrow Guy can step aside. His will for our life is our sanctification. He demands our holiness. This is so good for our soul. In everything we do, in every season in life, in every endeavor we partake, in every relationship we are in, and in every future unknown, we know what the will of God is for our lives. He calls us to be holy, and guess what? He has given us his Holy Spirit to bring this about! So, this week, brothers and sisters, I urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from the Scriptures how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you’re doing, that you do so more and more with the aid of the powerful and needed Spirit of God.
Grace to you and peace,