Knowing Jesus saves us
KNOWLEDGE is on the increase daily as new discoveries are made and new inventions are produced.
Mankind is probing ever deeper into outer space in order to discover the origin of creation.
Human skills verge on the impossible and the internet has opened the world to our fingertips. And yet Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.”
Solomon was one of the wisest men on earth, yet he spoke of the striving of mankind as “meaningless, a chasing after the wind” (Ecclesiastes 1:14)!
What benefit is it to gain the whole world and in the process forfeit our souls?
John chapter 17 is the longest recorded prayer of the Lord Jesus. He prayed: “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (verse 3). The knowledge of salvation is worth more than anything else, for it has eternal consequences.
Is it possible to know that we are forgiven and on the way to heaven? 1 John 5:12-13 says, “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.”
This assurance of salvation brings meaning to life and results in peace of heart and mind.
We need to have a knowledge and understanding of the Word of God.
We cannot apply its principles or promises to our lives if we have no knowledge of them.
The Bible is readily available, so do not be among those who are destroyed because of a lack of knowledge!