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. 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 unto you. (Acts 17:22-23, Holy Bible, King James Version)

Friday the 13th. Black cats. Broken mirrors. These superstitions prompt anxiety. Picking up a lost penny brings a smile to Atheists as well as Christians. The men in Athens were so superstitious, fearing they may not have honored every god by name, they made a separate altar to the unknown god. Apostle Paul offered faith and hope for the future when he declared the true God to them.

Prayer: Lord, thank You that faith, not superstition, can rule our lives. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore


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