2016 Day 69
John 2:22-25 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered he had said this. They then put two and two together and believed both what was written in Scripture and what Jesus had said. During the time he was in Jerusalem, those days of the Passover Feast, many people noticed the signs he was displaying and, seeing they pointed straight to God, entrusted their lives to him. But Jesus didn’t entrust his life to them. He knew them inside and out, knew how untrustworthy they were.He didn’t need any help in seeing right through them.
A number of times in the Gospels it is recorded ‘Jesus knew’ He knew situations prior to people coming and telling Him. He knew that often people tell porkies to make things seem different than they are. He knew when His disciples moaned and complained behind His back. He knew the varying needs of humanity as one by one people came to Him for help.
Matthew 7:21-23 “Knowing the correct password–saying ‘Master, Master,’ for instance–isn’t going to get you anywhere with me. What is required is serious obedience–doing what my Father wills. I can see it now–at the Final Judgment thousands strutting up to me and saying, ‘Master, we preached the Message, we bashed the demons, our God-sponsored projects had everyone talking.’ And do you know what I am going to say? “You missed the boat. All you did was use me to make yourselves important. You don’t impress me one bit. You’re out of here.”
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW HIM? – or better still HOW WELL DOES HE KNOW YOU?