Our Sovereign and Intimate God lovingly, passionately and continually reaches out to us so that we may know Him and know and receive His holy, freedom-bringing gifts of forgiveness, salvation and eternal life with Him. Yet, so many precious souls still do not know our God and His Love for them. So many still do not know God’s Word of truth that sets us free from the power of sin and death, and sets us free to live a life filled with God’s love, hope and peace.
“My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” – Hosea 4:6
…God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people… – 1 Timothy 2:3-6
And being found in appearance as a man, Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to death – even to death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. – Philippians 2:8-11
One day everyone will know – and no longer be ignorant – that Jesus Christ is Lord.
One day everyone will know – and every tongue will acknowledge – that through the humble and sacrificial death of Jesus and through His glorious resurrection, our God offered His love gifts of salvation and eternal life to all who would believe.
One day everyone will know. But for many precious souls it will be too late. For some their ignorance is self-imposed by their own pride, self-sufficiency and stubbornness of heart that refuses to listen and learn of Jesus and, therefore, they reject Him as Savior and Lord. For others their ignorance is caused by a lack of compassion and courage from us, as believers in Jesus, to share the gospel of God’s grace with them. For others their ignorance is fueled and fed by darkness, twisted truths and idolatry. The result is still the same: My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.
Ignorance is not bliss. Knowing Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, now and for all eternity, is!
What will you choose to do today to offer the love and saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to those precious souls around you? May our Sovereign and Intimate God give each of us His compassion and courage to bring His light that dispels all the darkness of ignorance and brings truth and life – now and for all eternity – to all who believe!