“How to KNOW God deeper?” – June 5, 2017

News reports indicated that an estimated 22.89 million Filipino students went back back to school today (June 5, 2017) as the first day of classes in public schools for school year 2017-2018 officially opened. These students will surely do their best to learn more. Hopefully they will become productive members of our society.

As Christians it is our duty to learn more about God, and become spiritually mature. Let us remember four things as we get to KNOW God deeper.

K – Knowledge of God comes only from the revelation of God.

In other words, we cannot know God nor understand God unless God reveals Himself to us. Theologians uses arguments like the argument of cause and effect, intelligent design, and every object has a purpose to point the existence of God. But God’s highest revelation is in the person of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and this is revealed through the authoritative Word of God, the Bible.

N – Neglect of reading the Word of God will lead to spiritual immaturity.

We have many excuses for not reading the Bible like: we have no time, we are lazy, the Bible is irrelevant, or the sermon on Sundays is already adequate. We need to find time to read the Bible because it will certainly guide us and help us build an intimate relationship with God.

O – Obedience of the Word of God is applied knowledge.

We obey the Word of God not just because God rewards obedience or Jesus calls us to follow his commandments, but also because our obedience is a proof of our love and faith in God, and that obedience is better than any religious ritual.

W – Wait for the Holy Spirit.

June 4, 2017 is Pentecost Sunday. Christians commemorate the coming of the promised Holy Spirit, and the birth of the church. We are bombarded with a lot of knowledge in this world but all we need to do so that we can test all these knowledge is to be patient and wait for the workings of the Holy Spirit. In that way we can discern what is godly and what is not.

Rev. Francis Neil G. Jalando-on
June 5, 2017

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