Proof of His Love

Read:

“The gods have become like men . . .” Act 14:11


Reflect:  

So long as people continue to be carried along on the tide of a hedonistic culture, and without point or purpose, they are unlikely to see the significance of the gospel, and will continue to be ruled by base hungers and personal preferences.     


Paul was speaking to spiritual adolescents, who, after seeing him heal the lame man, thought that the gods had come down to earth. In their primitive understanding they wanted to make men god. Paul seizes the moment to tell them of a God so great that He could become man without losing His dignity or power. Then comes the great truth by which his listeners, and we, are awakened.


GOD HAS NOT LEFT HIMSELF WITHOUT A WITNESS 

There’s not a spot on the face of the earth where God has not left some sign or some trace of His presence. The rains, the seasons, the sun that starts each day, food and joy of life. Everywhere we look there are signs of God’s goodness. Wherever people have responded to truth, wherever they have thirsted for goodness and beauty, wherever they have loved selflessly, there God has left His footprints. However, when God is only the God of everything in general, He is likely to become the god of nothing.


GOD HAS NOT LEFT HIMSELF WITHOUT A WITNESS

God made Himself known specifically in Jesus, and apart from Him, there is no complete understanding of the character and the will of God. For there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Every day in our city, in coffee shops, malls, business parks, office buildings, and shopping centers, there are people in need of a savior. But God has not left Himself without a witness, because you are in those places as proof of the love of Jesus.


Respond:

Today live as His witness.