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.