To Know Him is to Love Him
By Min. DJ
"Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust."
2 Peter 1:2
The word “knowledge” means more than just the collection of information. To know God means to be fully acquainted with Him, with no doubt or uncertainty about His existence; it means to recognize Him, His presence, and His voice; it means to be intimate with Him. In Genesis 2, the word “know” is used to describe sexual intercourse between the first man Adam and his wife. This word describes relationship in its deepest stage of intimacy.
Verse 4 says God wants us to be partakers of His very divine nature. This is a very intimate invitation. Just imagine if on your wedding night your brand new spouse says to you, “Come and partake of my very nature!!!” God is saying that to you today. “Come and partake of my very nature”! People ask me all the time, “Well, if I’m not supposed to date right now then what am I supposed to do with all of these emotions and romantic desires?” Surrender to God and get so involved in Him that you become a part of Him and Him a part of you!
Notice that this type of intimacy with God can only happen after you have escaped the corruption of the world. In the passage leading up to the Glory Phi God foundation scripture in 1 Cor. 6, it tells us that when we’re joined to the world we are one with it, but when we’re joined to God, we are one spirit with Him. We cannot be joined to the world and to God at the same time. God is not interested in a BUSTO party with you and the world! If He allows something corrupted to partake of His nature, God himself would become corrupted!
Corruption is a very powerful word. It means to change, alter and pervert something good into something bad. It means to spoil, rot and destroy. This is why sin separates us from God. Sin breaks the fellowship between us and God. Jesus never sinned but on the cross, we see God even breaking fellowship with the Son because of our sins which he bore in his own body. Thank God he did, though, because through Him the price was paid for every one of our sins. Now we can escape the world’s corruption and partake of God’s very divine nature!
You escape through the knowledge of (acquaintance, relationship & intimate fellowship with) Christ. John 8 says you shall know the truth and the truth shall MAKE you free! Continue to pursue more intimate relationship with God by following through on your planned prayer time and certainly keeping up with your DAILY DEVO!