The Heart of the Matter

“Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the desert. Pharaoh said, ‘Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord.’” (Exodus 5:1-2, NIV 1984).

“Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: ‘Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO AN UNKNOWN GOD. Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you.'” (Acts 17:22–23, NIV 1984).

My Musings – Different times, different cultures, different situations, same problem.  “I do not know,” and “something unknown.”  Both cultures were considered very religious, but neither knew the One true God.  Today, we have a different problem. People know of God, but they don’t know God.  Missing Him by eighteen inches, the distance between the head and the heart.  In our mind we think we can know Him through observance, ritual, religion or good life.  We cannot.  There is only “One Way” to really know Him, and that is through inviting His Son into our heart.

My Advice – Know His Son and you’ll know the Father.  “Philip said, ‘Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.’ Jesus answered: ‘Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.'” (John 14:8–9, NIV 1984). 

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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