Re:Verse reading–Acts 17:10-12, 16-34 (day seven)
People around you are looking for answers just like the Athenians. You might not realize it if you listen to the loud voices of our culture, but people are searching for truth. They want to know answers to the deepest questions of life from their individual purpose on this planet to why gruesome evil does not fade. People are are carrying the burden of unanswered questions that you hold the key to. Paul understood this. He was ready when the thoughtful men of Athens truly wanted to know about life and this unknown God they had built an altar to.
All these deep questions people want to know harken back to the Gospel. You know the truth, you know the Gospel, and most importantly, you have the gift of the Holy Spirt who will strengthen you and give you the words you need to say. Do not be afraid to point people to God when they are wrestling with the deep questions of life. The truth of the Gospel is the only peace in that struggle. They may not understand it right away, but it will all make sense some day.
And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming? For you are bringing some strange things to our ears; so we want to know what these things mean.” (Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.) Acts 17:19-21