The following is an offshoot from a recent teaching by Andrew Farley titled – You DO know Him. What if it were possible to know God better in five minutes, than an entire lifetime of biblical examination could produce? What if what we were looking for in terms of knowing God was as simple as realizing that the word of God actually says we already do know Him?
Enter Hebrews chapter 8, verses 10 and 11: For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord; I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, know the Lord, for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.
Now with that said, let’s capitalize on four major points within these two passages. Number one: Notice that this new deal, this new covenant is established by God Himself. Number 2: Notice that God said I will put my laws IN their minds, and ON their hearts. Please pay close attention to the two words highlighted, IN and ON! Number three: Notice how verse 11 opens by explicitly stating that there is something we don’t need to teach one another. The Lord Himself plainly stating, ‘For all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest.’ Finally, here is number four which I actually believe to be the most profound. Notice the last statement in verse 10 and set your mind on the words I WILL and THEY SHALL! This is God Himself declaring us to be His; I will be their God and they shall be my people. My friends, what this says and means can be stated in four words: WE DO KNOW HIM! And all we have to do is believe and listen.
George L Miller
P.S. I want to give special thanks to Andrew Farley for once again delivering an excellent message concerning the purity of the gospel and our knowing Christ. Praise God!
Link to Andrews teaching:
You DO know Him?