“Comprehending the Truth” – Charles F. Stanley
“I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead.” – Philippians 3:10
God wants you to know the depths of who He is. He wants you to truly grasp His majesty, holiness, power, love, grace, and joy. Because when you begin to comprehend these mighty truths about His character, you are enriched, enabled, and energized (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
Despite being stoned, beaten, shipwrecked, slandered, rejected, and imprisoned, Paul wrote that his ultimate aim in life was to “know Christ” (Philippians 3:10). And he surely did. This knowledge carried, encouraged, and strengthened him to the very end. And Paul was able to proclaim, “The Lord stood with me and strengthened me…The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever, amen” (2 Timothy 4:17-18).
When you know Jesus as your Deliverer, Comforter, Forgiver, Healer, and Prince of Peace, you can endure too, because you know the truth of His character and the certainty of His promises. So press on to know Him at all costs.
Lord, I want to know You – all of You – to the greatest heights and the very depths of Your being, amen.
In His presence…persevere to know Him.