Verse of the day
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—
Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Faith reveals the existence, realness, and supersession of things that otherwise appear nonexistent over things that seem most evident. Besides the role it plays in causing God to be pleased with us, our faith in God eventually graduates to our knowledge of Him. Our faith in God births personal dealings and experiences that cause us to know Him and better express His being.
When John, in his epistle, spoke of his relationship with the Word of life, he did so with such undeniable assurance: which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— Even his physical senses could attest to his knowledge of the Word of life. Why would he not willingly give himself up as a martyr as opposed to denying a being who was that real to him?
Is Jesus real to you?
Can you tell how He looks, sounds, tastes, smells or feels? Can you recognize His voice amongst many? Can you tell His words from others’?
Our closeness to and intimacy with Jesus makes Him more real to us, and we must passionately and confidently seek this. For eventually, in the face of adversity or trial, our intimate knowledge of Him, His being and His ways — all built on faith — would serve as a stronger anchor for our souls than faith on its own.
References: Hebrews 11:6; John 10:1
Thank You, Jesus, for the privilege and blessing of knowing You. I desire to experience more of Your realness than I already do. Please come in and help me know You.
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