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Friday, 4 August 2017

Winning Wisdom: Meet God 2


Topic: Meet God 2 [Friday, 4th August 2017]

For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. Acts 17:23

Having established that there is need to know God, Whom we serve, I think it is expedient we share why this knowledge is importance. Let us see some reasons why Paul made that statement in Philippians 3:8. Firstly, God desires an intimate relationship with us, that is why He reconciled us to Himself in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20). Now imagine you wanted someone for a spouse, or you’ve already gotten someone for a spouse, it is only natural for both of you get to know yourselves; your likes, dislikes, capabilities, shortcomings, visions, etc. Otherwise they’d be a lot of conflicts, miscommunication and hitches, and you’d wonder why they are there when they love themselves. Same it is with God. Except now He knows everything about us (Jeremiah 1:5), and we are now to learn about Him and His ways, otherwise we’d come across too many hitches that we won’t understand.

The second reason is that we can only trust someone to the extent to which we know them. This is simple and basic. We wouldn’t trust a man in an area we haven’t seen them manifest. It is true that God is not a man, but if we can’t trust man that we see, how would we trust God that we don’t see, just like we can't claim to love God that we can't see but hate man that we can see. The only reason David could boldly declare that the Lord is merciful, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy in Psalms 103:8 was because he had personally learnt that part of God, and he knew for a truth that that is the nature of God. Psalms 34:8 says: “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” Until you taste (learn) God, you won’t be able to trust Him.

The third reason is that knowing God is equal to knowing ourselves. It is trite knowledge that we died with Christ and are resurrected in Him (Romans 6:4), and the life that we live is not ours, but Christ’s, and this life is the Iife of God (1 John 5:11). It is only logical that to know this new us we need to know the source. Philippians 3:9-10 says: “and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.”

There’s so much benefit in knowing God; these are only but a few. You learn these benefits as you learn Him.

Keep winning daily.

Prayer:

Dear Father, thank You that You know me, and wish for me to know You. Help me, therefore, to daily learn about You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

By Esun Tekeme

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