The people who know their God will firmly resist him. (Daniel 11:32)
Here we are confronted with a universal truth – it’s not so much what you know, but rather who you know—when the Who you know is the all-knowing One. Those who know the one true living God will be the ones who stand firm when the storm winds begin to blow their way. Does this define you today?
Now, the “know” I speak of is not simply knowing certain facts about our Lord. Rather, it is knowing Him personally and intimately. First, it is knowing Him savingly, because you have trusted in Christ alone for your salvation. Next, it is knowing Him sanctifyingly, because you look to Him as your source of growing in holiness and godliness. You know His power; you know His presence; and you know His purpose for your life because you have taken the time to get to know Him.
It must never be enough to know things about God. We must settle for nothing less than a fresh encounter with the living God as we make our way through this life. The more we come to know Him, the more we will come to be like Him, and that is the goal of every child of God. As ambassadors of the Almighty, we are to be His ambassadors in this world so that those who see us will catch a glimpse of Him. When we speak, the watching world should hear God speak. And when we serve, the world should feel the healing touch of His loving, nail-scarred hands as we minister in His name for His glory.
How well do you know your God? Are you getting to know Him more and more through your time in His Word, on your knees in prayer, and in His house with His people? To know Him is to love Him, and to love Him is to want to know Him more and more until that day when we will stand in His presence unveiled and know Him as He is.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!