Daily Bible Reading for Tuesday, January 23rd:

4 Steps to Knowing God

Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles - ~1310 - Duccio (1260–1318)

Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles – ~1310 – Duccio (1260–1318)

Knowing God is eternal life. (John 17:3)

God made an offer of eternal life to all of us through his son. It is there for the taking!

The opening of the Lord’s prayer (John 17) must have really had an impact on John. He went on to write more for us on what it means to know God so that we can claim that gift.

  1. 1 John 2:4 – We have to be obedient. To ignore his commandments at the same time as saying we know God makes us a liar.
  2. 1 John 4:8 – We have to be a loving people. If God is love, how can we know him without developing love?
  3. 1 John 5:11 – We have to be in Christ. That’s where the life is! Obeying the Gospel through baptism is the way we get into Christ.
  4. 1 John 4:12-16 – We have to have his Spirit. (Also Romans 8:9) When we do, our lives bear the kind of fruit God expects to see from his children. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Jesus wanted nothing more than for everyone to understand why he was here and accept the gift of eternal life. (John 17:1-4)

Spend some considering where you stand in knowing God. Your life depends on it!


About Butch Adams

In addition to writing this blog and contributing elsewhere, I have served as elder and deacon in the various places I have worshiped. In these duties, I have concentrated my attention on the area of education - both in outreach to seekers through the Internet and inside the congregations for ongoing Bible scholarship. Comments and thoughts about referenced material in the article above are Copyright 2018 by Butch Adams . Any referenced material belongs to its owners and every attempt has been made to use it according to their wishes.

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