What if Christ had come silently, died and was resurrected quietly? How would such benefit the rest of us?
In this lifetime, how do you benefit from having an inheritance to your name and yet zero knowledge of it?
Other than the angels, who would have glorified God the coming of His Son?
The human conscience is like the marketplace of the world. Anything of value is brought to the human conscience for assessment. People pay large sums of money to bring information to the human conscience, regardless of how misleading or incomplete such information may be.
When was the last time you heard someone says, “Do you know who this is?” The question begs your attention to steer toward the opportunity of knowing someone that many have assessed as worthy of knowing.
For as much as we seek to know God, God came and gave us a better endeavor, which is to know that we are known by Him.
In school, we’ve studied the works of many individuals. We admire them for their courage, their craft, etc…Yet, what would really add to our joy is if we were known by those individuals.
“I know you”, God says in Christ, “I came so that you may know me and that you may know that I know you.”
Without the gospel, the work of Christ would only benefit the minds and hearts of those who know about Him, those in heaven.
Without the proclaiming and preaching, hearing and understanding of the gospel, there would be no reason to be excited about anything beyond the natural.
What if we didn’t know? Do you remember what it was like before knowing that God knows us?
“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:3-7)
Some of our actions still reflect old times. Yet, as children of God by grace through the faith delivered by the gospel, we grow out of old times to render outward the one who lives inward and alongside of our human spirit.
What if we now know that we’re known by God and loved by God? What else imports more than such?