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So many people know about God, but not as many know God. There is a big difference.
I know some things about Michael Jordan, but I don’t know him. I have never met him, talked to him, hung out with him. I can give you a few facts about him: he played basketball, one of the greatest (arguably the greatest) to ever play the game. But it doesn’t mean I know him. That’s how too many people are with God. They know some things about Him, but they don’t really know Him.
Once we get born again, saved, we should begin to pursue God, and really get to know Him. Too many believe the ultimate goal is to get saved. That is just the beginning of our relationship with God. The ultimate goal should be to know Him. How do we do that? One way is by doing His word, reading His word and then acting on it. You can’t get to know God outside of knowing His word. We need to get to know Him as our healer, as our provider. We do that by reading what He says about those things.
The ultimate goal:
Getting to know Him is our ultimate goal. Philippians 3:8 NLT — Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ. Knowing Christ is the greatest accomplishment in any of our lives. It’s what will cause us to live an abundant, everlasting life. Jesus says in John 17:3, And this is the way to have eternal life — to know you, the only true God.
It’s our call what we seek. If we seek to know God, we will experience abundant, everlasting, eternal, life.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, May 27, 2019 @ 8:08 AM CDT
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