Summary: Bible says “From one man he made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and
The Great Truth about Life, Liberty, purpose, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Bible says “From one man he made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.” (Acts 17:26-27NIV)
Truth about Life
What is life all about? What are our deepest quest, values and beliefs? With all the conflict, pain and trouble in the world, some people think life is not worth living. For some of us, just getting out of bed in the morning is a major struggle. But, it doesn't have to be this way. Life can be very worthwhile. Many people live their lives without ever reflecting on life itself or its meaning for them. Their lives may be full of activities. They may marry, have children, run a business, or become scientists or musicians, without ever obtaining any degree of understanding of why they do these things. Their lives have no purpose, destiny and have no clear idea of their own nature or identity, of who they really are. It is only in relation to the Creator, and the purpose which that Creator has fixed for His creatures, that human existence has any meaning. So discovering our life purpose will help us to move with greater focus and clarity every day of our life. That is, if we use our life for what it was originally designed and that is what this sermon is all about. Discover and accept ever deeper divine truths. Learn to love God more deeply and unconditionally. Develop and express your originality.
Our text describes that all the families of mankind are descended from one origin or stock. However different their complexion, features, or language, yet they are derived from a common parent. God in his wisdom produced the whole human race from one man; and, having in his providence scattered them over the face of the earth, by showing them that they sprang from one common source, The word blood is often used to denote "race, stock, kindred." This passage affirms that all the human family are descended from the same ancestor. However they may differ in complexion, customs, and laws, are to be regarded and treated as brethren. It follows, also, that no one part of the race has a right to enslave or oppress any other part, on account of difference of complexion. God is wonderful in all his works, but especially in the work of man: not that we should stand amazed at his works, but that we should lift our eyes to the workman.
God, who is infinitely great and self-sufficient, has manifested himself as the maker of the world, the creator, preserver, and governor of men. He has assigned them their portion, and dispensed to them their habitations, and the various blessings of his providence, to the end that they should seek him in all his works. They should seek the Lord-That is the high end of all these arrangements of Divine Power, Wisdom, and Love. The purpose of God in creating man has been, and will ever be, to enable him to know his Creator and to attain His Presence.