Acts 17:24-29

17:24 The God who made the world and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, doesn’t dwell in temples made with hands, 17:25 neither is he served by men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself gives to all life and breath, and all things. 17:26 He made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the surface of the earth, having determined appointed seasons, and the boundaries of their dwellings, 17:27 that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 17:28 ‘For in him we live, and move, and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also his offspring.’ 17:29 Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, engraved by art and design of man.

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I like this a lot.

So why do I want to sut out the next two verses?

17:30 The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent, 17:31 because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man whom he has ordained; of which he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.”

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Here Paul spells out the practical consequences. The point is not to interpret, but to change.

2 Comments

  1. roth0003 said

    Ivan – thanks for visiting my blog, and I’m glad to see yours!

    NCSue
    http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/

  2. Ivan said

    Dear Sue

    Thank you, welcome, and hello!

    Ivan

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