Today is a journey into ancient Greek mythology as we travel to Delphi.
Deuteronomy 6:4-6 4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
Humanity was created in fellowship with God in the Garden of Eden. But with sin, came an estrangement which cannot be reconciled by us. Only through faith, delivered by the Word of God can we know God. Yet all people still desire and seek out God. This is why mythology and other religions exist, they are expressions and explanations which come out of a longing to know and understand what created the world and everything in it. Delphi was once the center of one of the most well-known and longest running mythologies the world has ever known.
Dear loving and merciful God. As we tour Delphi, lead us to consider the lives of those who practiced such idolatrous piety and superstition in the hopes of finding God. Despite their futile attempts, may their plight spur us on toward having compassion for those in our day who chase after other gods of their own making and sharing with them the Gospel of Jesus so that they wouldn’t have to experience the same futile end as those who worshiped at Delphi. Lord, send us your Holy Spirit in boldness to bear witness to you and you alone. Amen.