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Read Acts 17:1 through 19:41
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was of full of idols (Acts 17:16).
Paul even noticed an altar created to worship an “unknown god.” When Paul saw this, he seized the opportunity to reason with the philosophers of Athens. He suggested that the God who had made the universe and everything in it was actually this “unknown” God. He urged them not to think of this God as just another image created by man.
Society worships idols of many kinds. They may not be the traditional wooden totem poles or man-made images formed out of gold, but idols are all around.
Anything elevated above God is an idol. Entertainment, sports, and shopping are harmless pursuits. Yet, when elevated above God, they become idols. Careers and financial pursuits, when raised above God, may also become idols. Christians must be careful where they invest their time, effort and finances.
Nothing should ever be elevated above Jesus!
Challenge for Today: Tear down the idols in your life.
Quicklook: Acts 17:16–29
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Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.
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