Daily Delight

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Hebrew word for knowledge is YADA - and it’s not one speaking of intellectual or factual knowledge - it’s a word meaning to “know intimately”. Christianity is not about knowing about God. It’s about knowing who God is. It isn’t about knowing the Word of God. It’s about knowing the God of the Word. I know certain facts about my husband - I know he likes nachos. I know he has blue eyes. I know he’s 27. But just because I know facts about him, it doesn’t mean I know who he is - a quick Facebook search can tell me that. In order to know someone, you must spend time with them, listen to them, converse with them, allow them to reveal parts of their nature and character to you. Is it not the same with Jesus? We can read the Bible or do a Wikisearch and find out lots of things about Him. But to truly know Him, we must spend time with Him. We must allow Him to reveal to us who He is - we have to talk to Him, watch Him, behold Him, listen to Him. Paul the apostle wrote that “knowledge puffs up” - he was speaking of factual knowledge that didn’t connect with intimate knowledge. The "I know about you” knowledge vs “I know who you are” knowledge. 

I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. -Philippians 1:9 

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About the Author

Nikki Dent≫ ≫Nikki is a new generation speaker, writer, pastor and surfer from Byron Bay on the east coast of Australia. Her life involves a kaleidoscope of roles, platforms, layers, colours, stories and seasons. 26 & Married to a skater boy with two gorgeous baby girls, Nikki has been teaching and preaching the Word of God since she was 19 years old. She is insanely passionate about helping people seek, understand, experience and fall in love with the Word of God for themselves - which is why she founded Paper & Treasure, a website designed to be a tool in the hand of young women who want to dig for treasure in the paper of their bibles. She'd love for you to pay it a visit at www.paperandtreasure.com, and you can find her on Instagram @paperandtreasure


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