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Daily Devotional: “A Knowledge to Build our Lives Upon”
I recently read a short snippet someone wrote about H. G. Wells’ story about the men who invaded the moon entitled, “The First Men in the Moon.” In the snippet Wells describes a conversation between the travelers and the Grand Lunar, the ruler of the moon. The Grand Lunar asked them questions about the earth which they are unable to answer.
Then the Grand Lunar said, “What? Knowing so little of the earth, do you attempt to explore the moon?”
Wow, what a statement, and one that we as pastors say, “That will preach.”
Humans are ever on the lookout and wanting to know more about the makeup of the universe. We send ships to explore our galaxy and build large telescopes to search the far reaches beyond our galaxy. We seek to know more about our physical and emotional makeup and have developed sciences and medication to help heal what ails us.
And while it is good to expand and increase our knowledge so we can live more productive lives, we’ve missed the most important thing, and that is our relationship with the One who created it all, that is, God, and therefore we’ve missed the spiritual side and importance of human life.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. … The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-4, 14)
Jesus is “the Word,” and if we want to know more about this life, and the purpose of our lives, and then of eternal life, no scientific breakthrough, no telescopic image of some far away galaxy will give us these answers. Only Jesus Christ, who says that He is the only way, truth, and life, and if anyone wants eternal life in heaven, He’s it.
Therefore, while we should never limit our understanding about this world we live in and about our life on this earth and beyond, let’s stop limiting our search through rejecting God and His word, the Bible.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study