Morning Devotion: Read John 10

John 10:14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Yesterday we learned that there are many who profess to know Jesus and Jesus does not know them. Jesus knows who are His and who are not.

Today, we see that those whom Jesus knows, know Jesus. It is all about Jesus. Do you know Jesus, does Jesus know you?

1 John 5:20  And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Jeremiah 9:24  But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

2 Corinthians 4:5  For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

God wants you to know His Son Jesus.

Ephesians 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

20  WHICH HE WROUGHT IN CHRIST, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

All through the bible there is one thread, one line one theme and that is Jesus. From the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation it is all about Jesus.

If you do not have Jesus, you do not have God; If you do not have God, you do not have salvation; if you do not have salvation, you do not have eternal life; if you do not have eternal life, you do not have heaven; if you do not have heaven the only thing left is hell.

If you know Jesus and Jesus knows you, you have all, God, salvation, eternal life, and heaven.

As believers in Christ we are encouraged to grow in that knowledge.

Ephesians 3:14  For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15  Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

16  That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

2 Peter 3:18  But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Do you know Christ; does Christ know you.

Jesus said: John 10:14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Jesus said: John 10:27  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook