Acts 17:28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.
While visiting Athens Paul had seen an inscription that says "TO THE UNKNOWN GOD".
As an Ambassador for Christ, he could not leave the people in the mental and spiritual state of ignorance in which he found them.
Paul being grieved by what he saw in Athens, spoke these words to them in vs# 24-27 of this text. Let's listen: 24-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; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Paul's goal here was to lead them into the knowledge of Christ and faith in Him. The time of their ignorance and worship of idols has come to an end as far as Paul is concerned.
Vs#30- And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent.
Paul goes on to declare to them the fact that If God ceased to exist, so would we, because it is in him we live, move and have our being.
Vs#2 of this text says "we are also His offspring". Did you just hear what God said concerning you? He claims you as His own. You should take a "thank you Lord" break right there!
Genesis 1:27-So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Genesis 2:7 Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils, and the man became a living person.
If we study the creation story in the book of Genesis, we will know without a doubt that God is necessary for our existence. Apart from His air we breathe, we will die.
In Christ we live because He is our creator. We were created to know and worship our God.
Job 2:10-In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
It is God who gives life and it is God who has the ability to take life if He so chooses.
Job 33:4-The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
John 15:5-"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
The only real fear for humanity is life without Christ.
Turn away from worship of your idols and turn to the true and living God. You know what your idols are. Write them down and denounce everyone of them in Jesus name.
Remember, apart from God we are nothing.
God bless you all.