Know the Lord!

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Do you know the Lord? If you understand how important this question is you will be sure of your answer. Oh, how much hangs on the reply!—heaven or hell, and that for eternity.
If, like the Apostle Paul, you can say, "I know whom I have believed," how happy your case is. You are forgiven, cleansed, washed, justified, a child of God, a joint-heir with Christ, and stand now at peace with God in all the favor of His love.
You are then ready to be with Him forever, for He is coming soon to gather up His own. Oh, what a bright and happy time it will be for those who know Him!
But if, like Pharaoh, you have to reply, "I know not the Lord," how terrible your case is! Uncleansed, unforgiven, unwashed, guilty, Christless, lost, you stand in a position of being under the judgment of. God, for the Word of God declares, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:3636He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. (John 3:36).
Lose no time in coming to the Lord. Listen to the Word that says, "Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee." Job 22:2121Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. (Job 22:21). You can never have peace till you do so. Do not be afraid to cast yourself upon Him, for He is "the God of peace."
You might know much about Him, and you may be resting in this head knowledge. This is not eternal life. To know Him personally is that. It is eternal life that you need, which He gives to all who will take it from His hands by faith in Jesus, His beloved Son.
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Rom. 6:2323For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23).
Come just as you are, straight to God. Believe His love; taste His grace; receive His gift of eternal life. KNOW THE LORD! Then let your whole life be a witness for that blessed God who "so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:1616For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).