The Living God
A Sermon on Acts 7:37-38
This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers.’ This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give to us. (ESV)
What is the meaning and value of life? Is there a greater purpose than just what we can see? Dr. Lloyd-Jones opens Acts 7:37-38 and explains the various ways man rationalizes his life. Some say men should be understood in terms of economics and materialism. Others accept a philosophical and rationalistic view that exalts man’s intellect and scholarship. Whatever specific teaching man holds to, according to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, they all have one thing in common. They reject what God’s Word says about men and how he is to live. These theories reject the idea that God has spoken, and his Word commands men to be holy and to love their neighbors as themselves. For only by starting with God’s revelation can we understand what God designed us to be. This is why modern man is wasting time seeking to solve the world’s problems apart from God. Forgiveness can never be found, guilt can never be erased, hope can never be secured apart from Christ. But when we look to God’s Word, we see our sin and our great need for forgiveness. In God’s Word we see the truth that Jesus died for sinners and that in believing on His name all can be washed from our sin and freed from unbelief.