Get To Know Jesus

Christ Walking to Gethsemane With Disciples

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. – 2 Peter 3:18 

In his book The Call, Os Guinness tells a story about Arthur Burns, chairman of the US Federal Reserve Board during the 1970s. Burns, who was Jewish, became part of a Bible study held at the White House at that time. One day, those in the group listened in surprise as Burns prayed, “O God, may the day come when all Jews will come to know Jesus.” But an even bigger surprise came when he prayed for the time “when all Christians will come to know Jesus.”

Burns hit on a profound truth we all need to wrestle with. Even if we claim the name of Jesus Christ, it may not be evident to others that we really know Him. Do we have a personal relationship with Him? If so, are we striving, praying, and working to know Jesus more intimately each day?

Peter, a man who knew Jesus well, said that “the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” will bring us multiplied “grace and peace” (2 Peter 1:2). Knowing Jesus gives us “all things that pertain to life and godliness” (v.3). And knowledge of Jesus will help us develop character traits that show the world that we are connected to Him (vv.5-8).

Can you and I honestly say, “I know Jesus better today than I did yesterday”?

Dave Branon 

No knowledge gained through arduous quest
Has made my heart so free
As this great fact of time and space—
That Jesus died for me!

D. De Haan

The better you know Jesus in your heart, the more the world will see Jesus in your life.

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