Our congregation has a board with the members’ name tags on it for easy access. Many jokes have been made about how we don’t know who we are until we put our names on our lapels. There is now a sign on the board that reads “Come Here to Find Yourself” and next to it the scripture from Mt 7:7 Seek and ye shall Find.
This has started me thinking that I really didn’t know who I was until I began to study God’s Word. God’s Word has told me where I come from, where I am going, what my goals should be, how I should live.
Without the Word I would be drifting through life with no real purpose, living a life that is vain.
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, for “‘ In him we live and move and have our being ’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘ For we are indeed his offspring. ’. Being then God ‘s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”