Sunday, 29 October 2017

What does God Need? - 31 Days in Acts



Today is our last Sunday in our 31 Days in Acts and as in the previous Sunday I would like to take one verse and dwell on it for a short time.


We have reached chapter 17 and have 2 more days to go after today so hopefully we will at least leave this monthly challenge at the end of this chapter.  If you know me well you will know that I like beginnings and endings and things in order - not that I have everything in order but it is one of my dreams.



Just picking out one verse from a chapter can sometimes be rather easy and sometimes rather difficult depending on the inspirational writing of that chapter or the story involved in that chapter or the sheer abundance of stand out verses which in themselves can hold a message for us.

Mostly verses which encapsulate the core of the Gospel are ones that draw us to them but I'm not sure that at first glance we could find this verse in that category.

Today I've chosen to look at Acts 17 v 25





We know from reading the Bible that as Christians we are called to serve God so immediately we should not be confused by thinking this verse is telling us not to serve God or work for His Kingdom, because scripture will not contradict other scripture.


God does not need us to do anything because

God does not need anything.


God is self-sufficient    (Why We Worship 21)



and

God is all powerful   (Why We Worship 14)



He does not need us to do anything but He does want us to do something because

God is our creator   (Why We Worship 15) 



 and one of  the things He wants from us is our service.

He wants us to speak for Him, to work for Him, to love others for Him; He wants our service as a means of our worship.

He has given us everything and so we should desire to give Him all that we can because of His love, grace and mercy to us.

Let's remember 

Q:   What is man's chief end?

A:   Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever



So the answer to the question that is the title for this blog post

What Does God Need?

is simply
 NOTHING.  

God needs nothing but He wants our worship.




It is always important that we make sure what we read or believe from a verse is correct by looking at that verse in context so let's read the verse before it

24 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 



and the verse after it

26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings



Yes He is our creator and our Lord and deserves our work and worship.


What does God need?




I'm trying to read and write about the Book of Acts for 31 Days so please come back and join me for some notes & some thoughts each day. 

As the month goes on each Day's Link will be added in 




6 comments:

  1. I am so honored that God wants us to share Him with the world. It is awesome that He wants us. He is God and needs nothing, but He loves and wants us. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Thank you for the reminder that God doesn’t need us—he wants us!

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  3. I love your voice, and the teaching. God doesn't need anything but He wants fellowship with us. Thank you great post

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  4. THAT is the BEAUTY of our faithful, loving God. He needs nothing yet desires us/me. Thank You Abba.

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  5. Envy has had its ugly hands on me before. Not pretty. Thank you for contributing to Literacy Musing Mondays.

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