25th September 2019

Knowing God Better

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.”
Ephesians 1:17b (NIV)

Why do you read “Day by Day” every day? Why do you study scripture and pray every day? Surely it is so that you may know “him” better? “Him,” being God—the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of wisdom and revelation.

Yet how can we know him better when we don’t see him with our eyes, hear him with our ears, feel him with our hands, smell him with our noses, or taste him with our mouths?

We can’t, but the Triune God has given us a way to get to know him. Hebrews 1:1-2 tells us that in the past God spoke to us through the prophets, but that today he speaks to us through the Son. John 1:1 tells us that the Son, Jesus the Messiah, is the Word through whom the Triune God speaks. Christ reveals the fullness of God to us, because “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being” (Hebrews 1:3). Then in 2 Corinthians 4:6 we read, “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.” Paul also writes about this knowledge in Ephesians 3:4-5, “In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ…as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets.”

God initiates communication with us. He reaches out to draw us to himself and to help us get to know him better. We don’t find God; he finds us so that we can respond to him.

Glorious Father, we kneel before you and pray that out of Christ’s glorious riches, you may strengthen us with power, through the Holy Spirit, in our inner beings, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts and we may come to know you better.

Study by Christina Campbell

About the Author:
Christina Campbell attends the Glasgow congregation of Grace Communion International in the UK, where she is an occasional speaker and Bible Study facilitator.

Local Congregation:
Gracecom Glasgow
St Stevens Presbytery
(Garnethill Room)
260 Bath Street
G2 4JP

Meeting time:
Sunday 11:15am

Local Congregational Contact:
Ian Smillie
Phone: 01505 348758
Email: glasgow@gracecom.church

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