Friday

The Better We Know Christ, The More Like Him We Become - 1 John 3:2

Knowing Jesus changes us
When we commit our lives to Christ, we become children of God. 

We don’t know everything about our eternity – there are many unknowns (1 Corinthians 13:12). But we know it is going to be perfect and we are going to be perfect (Philippians 3:20-21).

But do you know how we become perfect? 

By seeing Christ perfectly!

Looking into our Savior’s face will change us instantly because we’ll see Him as He really is.

"Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is." 1 John 3:2

We start becoming like Jesus now (2 Corinthians 3:18), and that should be our highest goal in this present life (Philippians 3:10).

Our present knowledge of God has value here and in eternity (1 Timothy 4:8).

So let’s reject distorted views of Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:14) and get to know Him the only way that we can know Him as He really is - from His Word. 
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You might like these 1-minute devotions that encourage you to get to know Christ better:
You Can Never Get Enough of Jesus
Being Deliberate, Disciplined & Diligent
And these 1-minute devotions about distorted views of Jesus might also be helpful:
That's Not Jesus
False Views of Jesus
Is Jesus Likable?
And to learn more about God's true character, you might want to pin or bookmark this 1-Minute Bible Love Note's Archive of devotions about God's Character 

If you like to do creative journaling or would like to find out more about it, why not check out 1-Minute Bible Love Note's Facebook Group Jesus Journaling. It's not about being an artist - it's about finding creative ways to study and understand Scripture.

2 comments:

  1. This reminded me of saint Jerome who insisted that "ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ".
    Several years ago I started to read and read the Bible, particularly the New Testament, and I try to read every day, at least twice a day, in the morning and at the end of the day. And what a blessing it has been! That habit has kept me close and closer of God. And your reflections and insights that you share with us... some of them touched me in particular, because I see similar things in my walk/journey and they are a great encouragement to me. As we know scripture we begin to think differently and our love for God and for others changes too! And the boldness to call our Father Aba increases!
    I pray that you can continue doing this for many years to come. God bless you!

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    1. Hi Ana,
      Yes! The more we read God's Word the closer we get to Him.
      Good for you for being so faithful to do that!
      And thank you for your kind encouragement.
      God bless you.
      Gail

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