Listen to what the Apostle Paul shares with the folks in Athens in Acts 17: 22f. “The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place; that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way towards him and find him, yet He is actually not far from each of us.”
One of the greatest comforts I have is knowing that God has predetermined how long I will inhabit this earth as well as where I’ll live. If you think about it, God destined us to live in HIS world for a certain allotted time to seek Him. It’s comical to think that folks attempt to claim independence by determining their own lot in life. God purposefully placed us here at this time in history to not only seek him but to share Him with others. Just as God has predetermined our dwelling place and the amount of time we’ll be here, he has also determined this for all of mankind.
Our reason for living should be HIS purpose for putting us here in the first place! Share this truth with someone you care for. Let them know God has predetermined their existence in order that they might seek Him, know Him, love Him and serve Him. It’s one of the greatest gift God has afforded us.
Have a blessed day and remember the One who gave it to you!
Kevin Lough is the minister at the Whitehall Church of Christ in Fairmont WV.