February 14, 2020
Offspring of God
Acts 17:29 (KJB) Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
Each person reaches a glass ceiling in his or her natural finite thinking at work in this world. No person cannot entirely wrap his or her head around the infinite nature and creation of God for His ways are “out of this world” and beyond our limited understanding possible while living on this earth.
One thing that is made clear from the biblical book of Genesis onward is that God created humanity, and we are the offspring, or family, of God. The entire human race is a creation formed by the hand of God. Things created by God are shaped by supernatural origin, or above that which is possible by the limited nature and potential of man in this world.
God formed humanity, starting with Adam, out of the dust of the ground. Try doing this yourself with a clump of dirt.
This verse contrasts the offspring of God to man-made objects carved or crafted by the hands of man, such as idols and the accumulation of things, such as gold and silver, for meeting one’s pleasure, peace, and financial means. No crafted item can be compared to those things created by God, which are all for His glory and honor rather than in an attempt to satisfy humanity.
The truth is that no man-made thing can replace the craftmanship of God or provide a sure foundation in this world. God divinely forms man as His offspring, and His work is never comparable or replaceable to anything developed by humanity in this world.
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