Meditation

10/13/2021

No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,’ declares the Lord. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins not more.” (Jeremiah 31:34)

Universal knowledge of God was promised in God’s new covenant with His people. Such knowledge is possible only where forgiveness abounds. This was possible then as it still is today. We as Christians, must hold this truth in our hearts and minds, and express it when we share the salvation message with others.

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Precious Abba, You remember this more than we ever could; yet, it is a direct promise from You that we are to commit ourselves to. We must still confess our sins, because this is part and parcel to our repenting of our sins sincerely and then recommit our lives to living for You. This we pray. Amen

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Into each life a little rain must fall—-‘The difference is who is holding our umbrella.’”

KNOWING GOD:

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” (Romans 1:21)

Salvation comes to a person when the person responds in faith to the knowledge of God in Christ Jesus. Intellectual knowledge about God can come to people through observation of and reflection on the natural created order. With only that knowledge people do not respond in a personal relationship to God. Only by hearing the gospel and entering into a personal faith relationship with Jesus do people have saving knowledge of God. Then they gain deeper understanding of the revelation available through the natural world.

I AM:

What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.” (Philippians 3:8)

Knowing Christ gives a different perspective on life and its possessions. Health is not as valuable as faithfulness to Christ and sharing in His resurrection. A Christian is prepared to endure anything for Chris and the resurrection. Knowing Jesus Christ as one’s Lord is worth losing everything.

SECOND THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

Then they asked him, ‘Where is your father?’ ‘Though you don’t know him, I know him. If I said I did not, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and keep his word.’” (John 8:19, 55)

Physical and spiritual death are different yet related. Physical death comes to us all because we are mortals. Spiritual death can be escaped, however, through obedience to Jesus Christ. Beloved, God makes Himself known through His Son; for to know the Son is to know the Father.

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