Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Known by God
I came across this hidden, but powerful verse this morning:
"But the man who loves God is known by God." - 1 Corinthians 8:3
This would apply to both men and women - when we love God a deeper intimacy develops between us and God. There is a difference between knowing who someone is and actually knowing them intimately. Let me give you a random example:
I know who the following people are - Nelson Mandela, David Beckham and Bill Gates. But do I know any of them personally - sadly, Not! You see, there is a difference between knowing about someone and then knowing them intimately.
In a way, Paul was arguing that when we love God, he doesn't just know who we are, but that he knows us intimately. He knows us 'warts and all' and he still loves us. Jesus died for every aspect of our lives. That is powerful.
Live in God's grace and may you be blessed to be 'known' by the Creator of the Universe.