Daily Good News – The Supreme Possibility

Jul 19, 2015 1073

 

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better” (Ephesians 1:17)

The individual who never learns about God, never sees the light. He dwells in a kind of darkness. Early Christians used ‘light’ as a metaphor for the gospel: “ … to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, from the power of Satan unto God …” (Acts 26:18 (http://www.esvbible.org/search/Acts%2026.18/) ).

Scripture reveals God, but it also chronicles the slow upward journey of men and women in getting to know God. Early parts of the Bible contain evidence of crude and immature notions of God (e.g., 1 Samuel 15:3 (http://www.esvbible.org/search/1%20Samuel%2015.3/) ). The New Testament faith is that God made himself known in Jesus of Nazareth to an extent unequalled in any previous revelation. Since then, Christians have been able to see God through the prism of Jesus. God is forevermore the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Christians believe that God has come close to them in the humanity of Jesus. They draw near to God as they learn about Jesus. Their friendship with God expands as they grow in familiarity with him.

In Jesus, the prevailing characteristic of God is love. Paul, having begun to know the love of God in Christ, realised that it was so big, so powerful, so inexorable, that it could never be fully grasped by the human intellect (Ephesians 3:19 (http://www.esvbible.org/search/Ephesians%203.19/) ). It’s always possible, therefore, to know HIM better.

 

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