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Inspirational illustration of Psalm 103:12

Inspirational illustration of 1 John 1:9

Inspirational illustration of Psalm 103:5

Inspirational illustration of Jeremiah 29:13

Of course growing as a Christian involves gaining more knowledge of God’s Word; it implies a life of prayer and witness. But these are all the results of something more basic. Being a Christian means knowing God. Growing as a Christian means increasing in our desire to know God. This is the sum of the Christian life. Jesus himself said: “This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God” (John 17:3).

The true men and women of faith are “the people who know their God” (Daniel 11:32). That is why, in the Old Testament, one of the anticipated blessings of the new age which the Messiah would inaugurate was that then men and women would “know the Lord” Jeremiah 31:34). This is the heart of the Christian life. It is fundamental to all spiritual growth. If we are not growing in the knowledge of God, we are not growing at all.

~ Sinclair B. Ferguson, Grow in Grace, 40-41.

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness”

~ Lamentations 3.22-23

“Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up fallow ground; for it is TIME TO SEEK THE LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you”

~ Hosea 10:12

“Revival awakens in our hearts an increased awareness of the presence of God, a new love for God, a new hatred for sin, and a hunger for His Word.”

~ Del Fehsenfeld Jr.

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