A Vital Personal Knowing!Handbook 3: Article 35 - Knowledge

"C"orrection does not come with knowing about Him, it comes with knowing Him. And knowing Him has never been a group experience -- it is a personal one-on-one relationship.

"You search the Scriptures, because you think in them you have eternal life; and it is these that bear witness of Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me, that you may have life."

John 5:39, 40

And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent."

John 17:3

Paul was willing to give up everything for this "knowing".

"...I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege -- the overwhelming preciousness -- of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord... that I may be found and known as in Him..."

Philippians 3:8, 9

And now this same longing echoes in my spirit:

...that I might possess this priceless privilege -- the overwhelming preciousness -- of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord... How many times I have measured my Christian walk by the following: He hears and answers my prayers, He speaks to me through His Word. He blesses me with the presence of His Holy Spirit, He forgives me... But these measurements mean only that He is continuing with me, guiding me, instructing me, loving me, giving me His grace and pardon.

But as all parents wait and hope and work for the day when their children will grow up and be mature, He hopes for the day when I finally grow up to salvation, when I reflect His image and He can be pleased to reveal His Son in me.

And then I hear His voice in the depths of my soul:

"Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not come to know Me?"

John 14:9

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