Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Today's devotional - May 28, 2013

It's been said that we don't know what we don't know. In our limited understanding, there are vast amounts of information that we don't even know exist, much less understand the specifics of these areas. I suspect we can include our Creator in this realm: whatever we know about Him, we likely don't know what we don't know about Him. 

An ancient Greek people came up with what they considered an innovative approach: simply erect an altar to an unknown God. Sensing a deficiency amidst their plethora of so-called gods, they neatly covered the unknown with this generic altar. How little did they know about what (Who) they did not know! But, a spiritually insightful man named Paul attempted to open the door to the most important unknown.

"while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.' Therefore what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you." (Acts 17.23)

The remainder of Acts seventeen is a fascinating read as Paul declared the One true God, who cannot be contained in material temples; is near to all His creation; Who calls all people to repentance; and, Who has established a judgment day to be administered by His Son, whom He raised from the dead. A great deal can be known about this so-called "unknown God"!

Isn't our Creator Father worth more than to be consigned to an altar as "unknown"? Limited as our understanding of Him will be even after a lifetime of pursuit, is not the God of the universe worth knowing as fully as possible? Indeed He is.

The privilege we each have this day is to know more of the unknown about our Creator Father. My prayer and desire for you is that a deep hunger to know Him will stir a diligent and passionate pursuit. May the unknown become abundantly known by His people.

┬ęSteve Taylor, 2013


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