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Here is the Daily Dose for Friday, September 6, 2019.
We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. 1 Peter 2:3
Do You Really Know Them?
I used to love watching game shows. One of my favorites was the Newlywed Game. The premise of the game was quite simple. They would take newly married couples and separate them. They would then ask one spouse questions about the other one. Then they would bring the couples together and ask the other spouse the same question. The couple would get points if their answers matched. The point of the game was to see how well these two people who had decided to spend the rest of their lives together really knew each other. As you can imagine the results were mixed at best.
Question by question you would see that there were clearly some areas that some of the couples had not discussed. By contrast, there were other areas that they had delved into quite deeply. What I always found fascinating were the reactions of the couples when they got an answer wrong. Some of the couples laughed it off, and just kept going. Other couples would glare at each other in absolute disbelief that their spouse didn’t know the answer to the question. But there every so often, there would be a couple that you could tell were not going to have a peaceful ride home. They not only couldn’t believe that the person got the question wrong, but they were also personally offended.
Friends, when you get into a life long relationship with someone it helps to know the person well. You may not know everything about them, but you should know the big things. Who are they at their core? What makes them tick? What do they believe? Over time you will learn more and more about them, but being with someone is a commitment to getting to know them for who they are. When you decide to become a disciple of Jesus it is the same thing. You need to know him for who He is. You need to know that He loves you, would die for you, and will always be there for you. Over time you will get to know him deeper, more profoundly, and in-depth, but for now just know him for yourself. Not what people have said, or what you have heard, but know for yourself that your savior lives and he loves you.