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That I May Know Him

February 25, 2015

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That  I May  Know Him

We need  to know  what is most important  in life  —  or we’ll miss it  and be devastated.     When Job considered  his life,  he said  in Job 1:21,

Naked  I came  from my mother’s womb,
And naked  I shall return there.

If  we can’t take  anything  with us  when we die,  what is our purpose  in living  through all these troubles  and challenges?     In the midst  of his great sufferings,  Paul knew  his purpose  in living well.     Paul tells us  in Philippians 3:8-10,

I count  all things  to be loss  in view  of the surpassing value  of knowing  Christ Jesus  my Lord,  for whom  I have suffered  the loss  of all things,  and count them  but rubbish  so that  I may gain Christ,  and may be found  in Him,  not having a righteousness  of my own  derived  from the Law,  but that  which is  through faith  in Christ,  the righteousness  which comes  from God  on the basis  of faith,  that  I may know Him  and the power  of His resurrection  and the fellowship  of His sufferings,  being conformed  to His death.

Life is  most well  worth living  when  we allow God  to guide us  through our sufferings  —  while learning  to trust only  in Jesus’ sufferings  and righteousness  on our behalf.     When we have learned  to trust Jesus  in every circumstance,  we will  have come  to really  “know Him”.     Jesus’  “resurrection” has the power  to sustain  and save us eternally.      Jesus’ sufferings  draw us close  to Him  in  “fellowship”  as we face  our sufferings  and realize  that God  is in the process  of strengthening us  in a true faith,  hope,  and love.

That makes our sufferings  easier to bear  because we  “know Him”  and trust Him.     That’s  what life  is all about.

Looking forward  to being  with Jesus eternally,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord Jesus,  thank You  for letting us see  that life is worthwhile  in a blessed fellowship  with You.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

 

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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