Humanity’s Greatest Need
By Dennis Lee
The existence of God is probably the most important topic or issue facing this crazy mixed-up world we live in.
Now, that’s a heck of a statement considering all the horrific acts of terrorism we’re seeing, all the wars that are either happening or on the verge of happening, the increase of deadly diseases rampaging across the globe, and the potential collapse of world economies.
But these all pale in comparison to humanity’s greatest need, and that is, its search and need for God. This is infinitely more important than everything else.
The writer of Hebrews says that not only does God exist, but He also rewards those who diligently seek Him by faith.
“Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Therefore, it’s foolish to say there is no God. That was the assessment of King David. He said, “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” (Psalm 14:1)
A fool is someone who literally doesn’t think. They say and do things giving little thought if any to the outcome, and this is especially true when it comes to their eternal existence. They have bought into the lie that what they believe, who they believe in, and their actions have no eternal consequences.
This is why seeking after God is the most important issue facing humanity today, because it deals with the eternity of the soul and spirit; where everything else deals with humanity’s present condition, which is like a vapor and soon perishes.
David goes on to say, “The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.” (Psalm 14:2)
But the outcome is as we expect. He says, “They have all turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, No, not one.” (Psalm 14:3)
To seek God is humanity’s greatest and most important need today, which is why our responsibility, which is to go and make disciples, teaching them to obey Jesus commands is so important (Matthew 28:19-20).
Belief in God is therefore humanity’s greatest need.
Dennis Lee graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with BA in business administration and an M.A. in theology from Talbot School of Theology. He also has an MDiv equivalency degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. Dennis is a prolific writer. He presently has two books, “From Here to There: A Journey to Spiritual Transformation,” and “Wells of Living Waters,” along with other books and pamphlets that he describes as “down the pike.” He also writes a religious column for a local newspaper entitled, “Rediscover the Bible for Life,” along with daily devotionals and thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Living Waters Fellowship’s Website. Dennis is presently the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship in Mesquite, Nevada.
First published in The Virgin River Times