Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/14/11

This week’s scriptures are from John and Ephesians:

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”      (John 17:3)

” … that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him…”     (Ephesians 1:17)

To know Him, the one true God, and His son Jesus Christ is the most important thing anyone can know. For Jesus said that we must know Him, for not all who call Him “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven just because they prophesied in His name or in His name drove out demons or even performed miracles–if they did not know Him and do the Father’s will. He will say, “I never knew you. Away from me…” We need to know Him and the only way we can get to know Him is to spend time with Him, to hear His voice and His heart. Yes, we have obligations and service to perform, but what does it mean if we don’t know Him as He wants to be known? How can He call you friend if you don’t really know Him?

May the Lord bless you with a heart and a spirit to know Him and know Him better each day.

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