“Do you know about Jesus?” Some may have been asked this same question and some may have raised this question to others, but today I want you to ask this question for yourself, “Do I know Jesus or do I only know about Him?”
I hope you have read the book of Job and understand what he means when he said, “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.” The book begins by saying, “In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.” (Job 1:1-2) Two times God mentioned Job saying, “Have you considered my servant Job?” when Satan came and presented himself to the Lord. (John 1:8, 2:3) God knew him and considered him to be His servant. However, Job came to realize something after going through what he went through saying, “Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know…. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:3b, 6, NIV)
Are we also a servant of God but actually still far away from Him not knowing who He is? Have we only heard about Him but never truly seen Him? Don’t take this matter lightly, if you read through to the end of the book of Job, you should know the message God had for the friends of Job. He said to them, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me…My servant Job will pray for you and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly…” (Job 42:7-8, NIV)
Do we truly know when our bodies will fail us and we will come to Jesus? Will He say to us, “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers”? (Matthew 7:23, NIV) Jesus not only will tell those who He reject plainly at that day, He also tells us now, “Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21, NIV). So we will not wait till that day, for it will be too late to be corrected.
So then, now is the question for us to answer, “Am I partnering with Jesus and walking with Him?” If we are walking with Him, as His partner, we should be doing what He is doing and if we do not spend time with Him we cannot be a partner with Him. We definitely cannot do what He has been doing. How could we know how to do what He is doing if we do not spend time with Him? Or to know what He is doing without communicating with Him? If we do not spend time with Him and communicate with Him, how then can we actually know Him? Without knowing Him, how can we have any relationship with Him? Without having a relationship with Jesus, how can we expect Him to say, “I know you, my good and faithful servant”?
Whoever claims to be Christian should no longer only know about Jesus, but must desire to have a relationship with Him and walk with Him. We should all reach a day when we can say, “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.”