It is said of God in Acts 17:28, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” It is the Lord that gives life, movement, and existence. It is the Lord that sustains even the most hateful atheist.

It is said of the Lord in Colossians 1:16-17, “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” (NASB). God created all things and He is the One who holds all things together and causes them to continue. Without the Lord, there would be no creation. Without His abiding presence, His creation would not continue to exist.

Can a human live without God? Absolutely not!

Can a human live without God in his life? Yes he can, but what kind of life does he truly have?

In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon searched for happiness in the world. He wrote in Ecclesiastes 1:14, “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, ALL IS VANITY AND VEXATION OF SPIRIT.” From the pen of one who truly ‘had it all’, Solomon’s conclusion was that it was all pointless (vanity). It was like chasing the wind (vexation of spirit). So impressed with this truth that Solomon repeated it six more times in this book…Ecclesiastes 2:11, 2:17, 2:26, 4:4, 4:6, and 6:9.

In view of eternity, the Word refers to our greatest treasures as “corruptible things.” We read in 1 Peter 1:18-19, “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” Money can buy you nice houses and nice cars. It can buy you great luxuries, but it cannot buy you salvation! Only the precious blood of Christ can give you salvation!

While it is possible to live without God in your life, you WILL face Him someday, and you WILL bow yourself before Him. Romans 14:11-12 says, “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” You will give account of your life to God one day. John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” We are given ample warning in Amos 4:12, “…prepare to meet thy God…” (304.1)