Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8 ESV
God could have created humans on any third rock out from any star amidst the billions in His vast universe and then hidden Himself away, never to be heard or seen. He could have retired to a corner of His creation and we would never have known Him. But God desires a relationship with the people He creates. He does not want to hide from us, rather, He wants to build a deep, intimate friendship with us.
God came to earth in the form of a man, Jesus, that we might know Him better. One day, those who believe in Him, will see Him face-to-face and fellowship with Him forever. We will reign with Him over all of His creation! Yes, it is the greatest privilege a person can have–personally knowing the living God!
- Jesus is God incarnate, God in the flesh. What do the following passages say about knowing God through Christ? — John 14:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-3
- Through belief in Christ as our Savior, we enter a personal relationship with God. What do the following passages say about our relationship with God? — John 15:14-17; Romans 8:12-17
Question to ponder: How does your deepening friendship with God impact your leadership?
Passages for further reflection: John 12:44-46; John 16:12-15