Memorable Scripture: The Unknown God

Acts 17:22-23
Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:
TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you:

He is unknown to many people, misunderstood by many others, and recreated to fit in a box by still others.
And, like Paul, you must seize the opportunity to share the Father with them.
What I like about this scripture is how Paul begins; he doesn’t insult the Athenians but compliments them.
In the midst of all these idols he says, “I see that you are very religious; giving homage to every god imaginable!”
He did not say, “You are pagans!”
He did not say, “You bunch of heathens!”
He did not say, “All of you are going to hell!”
He complimented them before presenting the Gospel of Christ.
There’s a lesson for you. Never put others down in their belief so your presentation of the Unknown God to them is more palatable.

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