Why are we here? What are we here for? That’s a question that we’ve asked at some point in our lives. That’s a question we’ve all pondered at some point in our lives. That’s a question that we’ve all thought about it. It may be something that’s kept us up, robed our sleep, caused us worry.
Why are we here? What are we here for? What is our purpose? Why does God have us here.
Today, Paul answers that question for us. Now, He doesn’t give us specific answers – like you are supposed to go to McDonald’s for lunch, but he gives the big picture.
Listen to what we hear today in Acts 17: 24-27:
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,
You were given life by the God that made everything. This God does not live in houses made by man. He is not served by human hands. He made all of humanity for this reason – to seek Him and to find Him.
That’s what you are here for today – to seek and find God. To know Him. To love Him. To serve Him. To delight in Him. To walk with Him.
That’s not specific, I know. But that’s the point of it all. That’s the why. That’s why you are here.
And everything must start with that. If God is the point of it all, the reason for our breath, the point for our very lives. And it all flow from there.
The specifics are figured out through the basics. The basic is seeking God. Knowing God. And if you do that, if you seek Him first above all things, He will reveal to you the specifics. He will point the way to the other things. He will point you in the right direction.
If we seek Him first, He will show us the way to go.
So, today, are we seeking Him above all else? Is our walk with Him primary above all else? Is He the main thing?
If so, everything else will fall into place. Today, may He be the point of it all. And He will direct our paths.