Summary: Benefits of knowing God's Word
Are you reaping the benefits that go along with being heirs to the Kingdom of God?
If you profess to be a Christian Disciple of Jesus Christ and you have fully surrendered your heart to God,
and you are obedient and walking in the path that leads to God,
then you should be experiencing and reaping the benefits that go along with your new life in Christ. Amen!
Do you even know what the benefits of being a true follower of Jesus are?
You would if you knew the Word.
You would if you had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
You would know all the benefits of being a disciple if you were a true disciple and were being led by the Holy Spirit.
The Bible teaches us that the most important relationship we can have is a relationship with God.
It also teaches that the highest level of knowledge we can obtain is the knowledge of God and God’s Will.
Let me ask you a question, If you suddenly had a heart attack right this moment and died -Would your soul go to heaven or hell?
Would you wake up in eternal joy or would you find yourself in eternal torment?
That’s a question we need to ask ourselves folks and if the answers scares you, maybe you need to pay close attention to what I’m going to say in the next 15 to 20 minutes.
This is what the Lord says:
Let not the wise boast in their wisdom.
Or the strong boast of their strength,
or the rich boast of their riches:
But let those who boast boast about this,
That they understand and know Me,
That I am the Lord who exercises loving kindness,
Justice , and righteousness on earth.
For in these I delight.
What these words say to me is that ultimately it is only our knowledge of God and the understanding of His will that is important as we go through this life.
If we are going to boast then we need to be boasting about how well we know and understand God and his will because ultimately that is going to be the only thing that will be of great benefit to us.?
One thing I’ve come to realize is that some people think that just because they know of God it is the same as knowing God.
But there is a big difference in knowing of someone and knowing that person.
We all know of President Obama
But how many of us know him personally?
There is a big difference.
Our knowledge of God is crucial to our salvation because unless we come to know God personally we have not obtained salvation and the eternal life that all of us seek after. Amen.
We need to rejoice in the fact that God loves us and earnestly seeks to draw us into a relationship with Him.
That is the reason God speaks to us through His Holy word where he reveals himself to us and tells us how we can come to know him personally. He wants a relationship!
To know God personally is one of the greatest benefits I can think of for being a Christian!
And even though we can never know all there is to know about God, once you get to know Him you will find real joy in seeking after the knowledge of his will and even more joy when you follow his will.
Regardless of what ever state you find yourself, you will have more peace than you could ever imagine.
There are people in the world today who are going through some tough times in their life.
There are people who are really struggling with certain issues and trying to figure out what to do next.
There are people who are out of work,
Who bills are overdue,
Their children have gone astray,
Job related issues,
People with health issues,
Relationship issues and the list goes on.
But those who know the Lord on a personal level are not disturbed by these things. Those who know God and have him in their hearts wade through these tough times without wavering.
Why because to know God is to have peace of mind.
Because they know that these little set backs that we face in life are only obstacles to be overcome by faith in a God who says, trust in me and I will guide you out of the wilderness into the promise land.
The Bible teaches us that apart from the Word of God it is impossible to know God.
It is from the Word that we get our faith, as it says in Romans 10:17: Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
If your faith is dwindling and you are struggling with dealing with life issues maybe you need to turn to the one who has the answers and solutions.