What Should Be of Greatest Importance in Your Life?

Jer 9:22-23 “thus says the Lord, ‘let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,’ declares the Lord”

John 17:3 “this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent”

Rev 4:11 “worthy are you, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for  you created all things, and because of your will they existed, and were created”

Scripturally, what should be of greatest importance for every human being is knowing God through a right relationship with him in Jesus Christ. Anything other than this is idolatry; commitment of life is involved, and two masters cannot be served

A person who knows God has a right relationship with God, knowing him in Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord (John 17:3). The essential aspects of knowing God in Jesus Christ are:

  • Intellectually apprehending the character and attributes of God as he has revealed himself in Scripture
  • Demonstrating a proper fear of God through reverential trust, exclusive worship, grateful thanksgiving, and moral likeness (loving what he loves, hating what he hates)
  • Continually striving to glorify God by growing more in and like Jesus Christ

To know God and Jesus Christ is to understand, fear, and love who he is as he has revealed himself in the Bible. Such knowledge is personal and relational in nature, involving a total commitment of oneself to Jesus Christ. This knowledge and understanding also involves a growing likeness to and imitation of him in every aspect of life, loving what he loves and hating what he hates.

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Author: Dan Greenfield

I am an undeserving sinner saved by God's grace through Jesus Christ, a happy husband, proud father of 6 great kids, pastor of Orwell Bible Church, Executive Secretary of the American Council of Christian Churches, and member of the Ohio Bible Fellowship .

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