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Who is Serving Who?

“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;”
(Acts 17:24-25 KJVS)

wait a minute, God is not worshipped…? Yes He is, we worship Him all the time. Oh…

For God to be worshipped in Spirit and in Truth, He can’t be worshipped like the Greeks worshipped their gods. They lived lives that watched natural events, political events, etc. as if the gods were arguing with each other and with men. If some such and such happened then they would all search and wonder which god was angry so they could make it happy with whatever kinds of sacrifices that god liked.

Paul tells them, this is not the way the Lord of Heaven and Earth is worshipped, as if He periodically got angry and needed to be satisfied with gifts like a moody girlfriend or a totalitarian dictator.

God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.
Acts 17:27 NIV

God is a GOD THAT WE NEED. We go to HIM because He has made the sacrifice that we needed. Wow, how backwards from what the world would think about religion. They might think, you must do things to make God happy, or He will curse your life. But I think it is the opposite, God does things all the time to make you happy, but if you don’t take them, you curse your life. We don’t make a sacrifice for Him, He made the sacrifice for us!

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