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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Knowledge of the Truth

"But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe. You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life."
(John 5:38-40 NKJV)

"Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me ...' " (Matthew 7:22-23 NKJV)

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves ... having a form of godliness but denying its power ... always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 3:1-2,5,7 NKJV)

It is possible to have zeal for God, but not according to true knowledge. (Romans 10:2) It is possible to be puffed up in knowledge without being built up in love. (1 Corinthians 8:1) It is possible to possess thorough knowledge of the Scriptures, yet completely miss knowing the Son of God, lack His Word abiding within, and fail to have life.

To come to the knowledge of the truth is to love Jesus who is named Truth. Knowledge is intimate and exposes the deepest part of Self to Him who is both Lord of life and the Lord of my life. Knowledge of Jesus is willing to come to Him and allow His Word to abide within at the cost of all else.

Lord Jesus, Word of God made flesh, please send Your Spirit to soften our hearts that You may plant the seed of your Word deeply within us, that Your Word might abide in us and we in You, that we might possess knowledge of Truth and life.

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Copyright 2008, Anne Lang Bundy

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