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About-Him.Com Devotional 07-27-2002
Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Paul writing in Philippians 3 recounts his life's accomplishments and then tells us that he counts all that as refuge, compared to Christ. After seeing the Lord Jesus face to face on the road to Damascus and being caught up to heaven,he still says, "That I may know Him." To paraphrase Paul. "I haven't arrived yet, there is still a higher place to attain and that is what I'm striving for. There is a prize and there is a higher calling and nothing of this world will stop me from attaining my goal."
Yes we desire to know Him in the most intimate degree possible. He's too big for a creed, He's too big for a catechism, He's too big for church by-laws. He's the God of all creation, who became my Savior. He exceeds all that I've ever been told. We cannot begin to comprehend Him. We know Him better today than we did yesterday, and we intend to know Him better tomorrow. As we keep pressing God continually reveals Himself to us. We still only have a glimmer, He's a pretty big God!
Ephesians 1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
We just went to a bigger server with more memory and bandwidth. This will allow us to keep recording and posting the Songs of the Church that we love so dearly. We just posted 2 more. We trust that you enjoy these and pass the links along to your friends.
What A Friend We Have in Jesus
When the Saints Go Marching In
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