Our Bible verse for today: “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.” Psalm 105:1-2 (NIV)
Our thought for today: “We must tell the nations about the God we know.”
As the people of God it is our responsibility to tell the nations about God. And the better we know Him, the more we have to tell. The problem, as was stated at the beginning of this series, is that many Christians have only a superficial understanding of God at best. Therefore we have little to tell others about Him.
Now that we as individuals have begun a deeper study of God, I encourage you to continue in your learning about Him. I believe you would find A.W. Tozer’s little book “The Knowledge of the Holy” a great aid in that study. Then share with others what you have learned about God. Together we can collectively help to raise the level of understanding about God in the Christian community. In the closing chapter of his book Tozer commented, “We Christians are the Church, and whatever we do is what the Church is doing. The matter, therefore, is for each of us a personal one. Any forward step in the Church must begin with the individual … To regain her lost power the Church must see heaven opened and have a transforming vision of God.”
Yes, “Any forward step in the Church must begin with the individual …” And to that this Pastor says a hearty “Amen!” It begins with each of us as individuals.
God is a person who can be known in increasing degrees as we apply ourselves to learning about Him. The more we learn about Him the more enthusiastic we will be about our relationship with Him, and the more we will tell others about Him. Also, the more we know about Him, the more passionate we will become about being involved in His kingdom-building work of sharing the Gospel and serving others.
God wants to be known by His people and there is much about Him that we can know. I encourage you to make knowing God and telling others about Him a lifelong endeavor.