I can blame it on my church, I can blame it on not “being” discipled, I can blame it on nobody taking an interest in me to teach the doctrines of Christ to me, I can blame it on “not getting fed” by my churches sermons, bible classes, groups were all wrong for me, nobody invited me to their group, I can blame it on – on – and on and on.
But at the end of all self-serving excuses – it’s our own fault if we profess Jesus as Savior and know little of Him or our relationship with Him.
For Jesus said all of YOU come to ME, and learn from ME. And true to His word He does that for each individual who comes to Him — in the scriptures. No degree in Theology or any other -ology is required. He will teach YOU what your relationship with HIM means –to you and to Him
All that is required is a heart-felt, burning desire and genuine want-to-know the SAVIOR. To want to know HIM more than the air that you breathe. It’s a matter of LIFE!
Spiritual knowledge of Christ will be a personal knowledge. I cannot know Jesus through another person’s acquaintance with him.
No, I must know him myself; I must know him on my own account. It will be an intelligent knowledge-I must know him, not as the visionary dreams of him, but as the Word reveals him. I must know his natures, divine and human. I must know his offices-his attributes-his works-his shame-his glory.
I must meditate upon him until I “comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.”
It will be an affectionate knowledge of him; indeed, if I know him at all, I must love him. An ounce of heart knowledge is worth a ton of head learning.
Our knowledge of him will be a satisfying knowledge. When I know my Saviour, my mind will be full to the brim-I shall feel that I have that which my spirit panted after. “This is that bread whereof if a man eat he shall never hunger.”
At the same time it will be an exciting knowledge; the more I know of my Beloved, the more I shall want to know. The higher I climb the loftier will be the summits which invite my eager footsteps. I shall want the more as I get the more. Like the miser’s treasure, my gold will make me covet more.
To conclude; this knowledge of Christ Jesus will be a most happy one; in fact, so elevating, that sometimes it will completely bear me up above all trials, and doubts, and sorrows; and it will, while I enjoy it, make me something more than “Man that is born of woman, who is of few days, and full of trouble”; for it will fling about me the immortality of the ever living Saviour, and gird me with the golden girdle of his eternal joy.
Come, my soul, sit at Jesus’s feet and learn of him all this day. While in activity, and while in repose.
C.H. Spurgeon – Morning and Evening
“I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.” Philippians 3:8