Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We Need Knowledge of Jesus, not Good and Evil

God invited man into a relationship of total grace, peace, and dependence on God.

"For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield." (Psalm 5: 12)


"He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever." (Psalm 21: 4)


"The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace." (Psalm 29: 11)

God is all about blessings us:

"The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men." (Psalm 115: 16)

God is all about giving us good things, and all He asked of man at the first was not to eat from one tree:

"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." (Genesis 2: 17)

Every day, our biggest decision is not "What do I do?" but "Do I believe in Him?"

That is the one work which Jesus "imposed" on the people of His day.

Do we believe that He is giving us all things, or do we still think that we have to figure everything out, and know on our own what needs to be done?

Apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15: 5), and apart from Him we are dead (Colossians 3: 4).

When Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden tree, they died, they were separated from God, their Source and Life.

Today, because of Jesus, who gave His life that we may have His Life, and that more abundantly (John 10: 10), we have all things (Romans 8: 32)

Today, we do not need knowledge of good and evil, for through the law, we produce nothing but sin.

"19Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 20Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." (Romans 3: 19-20)

Once we see ourselves as dead and in need of a Savior, then we no longer need the law:

"23But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. 24Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. 25But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster." (Galatians 3: 23-25)

Today, we are not called to look at the law, to look at ourselves, but rather to see more of Jesus:

"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Corinthians 3: 18)


"In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away." (Hebrews 8: 13)


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

Not the knowledge of good and evil, but the knowledge of Jesus is what matters, who is our sanctification and wisdom as well as righteousness and redemption (1 Corinthians 1: 30)

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