“Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious (religious). For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I (make known) unto you” (Acts 17: 22-23). As Paul, we also are to make the unknown God known.
“The shepherds said, “Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us” (Luke 2:15). “All things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you” (John 15:15). “O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me” (John 17:25). “And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord” (Acts 9:42). “And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks … and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified” (Acts 19:17). “Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it” (Acts 28:28). “And the way of peace have they not known” (Rom. 3:17). “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men” (2 Cor. 3:2). It has been said, “There are five Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and YOU.” The greatest need in this world is to make God known:
Jesus Christ is God in a body to make God known. The Bible is God in a book tomake God known. The Holy Spirit is God in believers to make God known. Nature is God in beauty to make God known. “The heavens declare (make known) the glory of God” (Psa. 19:1). The greatest testimony to the world is a changed, consistent Christian life (2 Cor. 5:17). Those who know Him make Him known by their witness and their works. “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35). They need to know what we know!
Know the unknown God can be known, if only you would look and listen to your instincts about an infinite God. Now, think of all the inner soul instincts you personally have experienced. Know that only God can satisfy your longing soul and fill your hungry soul with goodness (Psa. 107:9). The Lord Jesus Christ now stands outside your heart’s door knocking – Listen! Know that He will not go where He is not wanted, and He will not enter unless He is invited. The knob is on the inside and can only be opened by you. His knock makes Him known. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man (YOU) hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him” (Rev. 3:20). Be advised: He is making Himself personally known. Only you hear His knock! Invite Him in (John 1:12). Then the unknown God will be known. Then, as Paul, you can also make the unknown God known.
God is still in the life changing business – TC