Do You Know Him?

All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him. Matthew 11:27 HCSB

When I was younger I witnessed a crime. I saw a man tearing up a house, breaking fixtures, knocking holes in the walls, and tearing cabinets off the wall. The police came to my house and showed me several pictures of men. I was to pick out the man that I saw committing the crime. I did not know the man, but I recognized him in the photos that were presented to me.

The word “know” has a greater meaning in Jesus’ day than it does to us and our English language. The word “know” indicated an intimate or close relationship. To know someone meant to know them well and understand their thoughts and feelings, much like a close friend or spouse. Jesus indicated in this verse that He and His Father had a very close relationship and that the only way anyone could “know” the Father was through Him. Jesus chooses to reveal His Father to those who believe in Him and have trusted Him as Lord and Savior.

Challenge: It is through Jesus Christ that we can “know” the Father. Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior? As believers, how fortunate we are that Jesus has revealed the Father to us and we can “know” Him. Thank God that you can have a close relationship with Him. You can know His truths and ways to an abundant life.

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