The Lord of Heaven and Earth

Acts 17:22,24-25

Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “Men of Athens! The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.

At times I find myself putting the Lord in a box; he loves me, he is concerned for my welfare and he has made a way to redeem me and save me. So therefore, I need to serve him, love him and read his word and when I am neglectful in one of these areas I am so upset with myself. I feel that I have failed him and that he is disappointed in me.

This verse reminds me that the God that made the world and everything in it doesn’t need anything from me. His love is not conditional to me living a perfect, disciplined, obedient life every moment of the day. The Lord that knows everything, already knows I will fail him, but he loves me anyway. He sees me through his perfect, disciplined and obedient son, that died in my place and for all those that would believe in his name. The name of Jesus.

Prayer: Thank you Lord for your unconditional love, thank you Lord for sending your son to die for my sins and for the sins of the whole world. Oh how I love you, help me see you in all your fullness and glory and not put you in a box of my own making.

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

5 thoughts on “The Lord of Heaven and Earth

  1. I have never seen myself as perfect, disciplined and obedient which for many years (decades) has brought much grief to my soul – culminating in an ‘I am a failure mentality’. Truly an anchor keeping me down.

    I believe in a moment of time when I finally gave up ‘trying’ and confronted a major issue in my life with submission and controlled authority I was unshackled and set free. What a blessing it has been to walk in freedom, enjoy who God made me to be, warts and all. The greatest joy however is the ability to enjoy Him! When I sit down with Him now, He sits down beside me. I just love the intimacy we have. There is no freedom so sweet!


  2. Thank you Linda…. it can be so hard for me to remember I don’t have to do anything to receive His love and care!!! He loves us & hungers to help & heal us!! How can we not love Him in return….


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