February 2

Get To Know Jesus



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How can we know Jesus?

As His creation, we have three sources to get to know Jesus. The first is Jesus. If you pray to Jesus, you will learn the very nature of God. This is due to Jesus being ⅓ of the Trinity. As such He is God. In His Earthly form, He was the best reflection of who God truly is.

I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creation of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.

Even those who have renounced Christianity and attack it, in their inmost being still follow the Christian ideal, for hitherto neither their subtlety nor the ardour of their hearts has been able to create a higher ideal of man and of virtue than the ideal given by Christ of old.

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.

John 1:1-5

Christian Standard Bible

Jesus was raised from the dead and as such, still lives today. He still embodies who God is and is still the bridge between God and man. When you ask Him for help and guidance, He will respond by sending the Holy Spirit to assist you in life.

For there is one God and one mediator between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, Himself human, who gave Himself—a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time. 

1 Timothy 2:5-6

Christian Standard Bible

For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ,

Colossians 2:9

Christian Standard Bible

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

John 14:6

Christian Standard Bible

Learn who the Holy Spirit is

The second source is the Holy Spirit. Once Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to assist, you will experience a relationship with the creator of the universe. The Holy Spirit guides and directs you through life, through the good times and the bad. He never leaves you or forsakes you.

He is with you as a wonderful counselor. You can bring your problems to the Holy Spirit, and while you may not experience an immediate resolution, you will experience comfort and peace.

He is a wise teacher, opening your eyes to the universal truth of who God is and what He sacrificed for you. He will assist you in applying the truth found within His Word in your life, making the fullness of life available to you.

Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

John 14:26

Christian Standard Bible

Now God has revealed these things to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

1 Corinthians 2:10

Christian Standard Bible

The anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you don’t need anyone to teach you. Instead, His anointing teaches you about all things and is true and is not a lie; just as He has taught you, remain in Him.

1 John 2:27

Christian Standard Bible

The third and final source is The Bible. In it you will find a great many things. It is an instruction manual for life and it is a history of the Hebrew nation.

Most importantly, it is a testimony for the autonomy and authority of God, the Sacrifice of his Son, Jesus, and the redemption of His creation through the transformative power of the Holy Spirit.

The previous two texts were about reading the Bible and studying the Bible. These are the very foundations of getting to know Jesus, but it is just the foundation. As we will cover in future messages, there are many more ways to pursue God and how you can have a more full and complete relationship with Him.

Do you take time to get to know Jesus? Leave a comment below and let me know!

About the author

Trey Murray is a talented writer with a passion for helping other believers defend their belief in the Christian faith.

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  • Trey,
    Great reading!
    Thank you for sharing, as it is a reminder, that we need to open the Bible and read more, for a better understanding of life.
    Prioritizing- life/balance, of reading the scriptures, and praying and surrounding ourselves with Christians helps us with our daily lives!


    • Thank you for the comment!

      You are right, that we should read scripture, pray, and communicate with fellow believers.

      I would caution those who surround themselves with ONLY Christians, however. We are still called to bring the truth of God’s Word to a desperate and lost world.

      I encourage you to share your hope with others in keeping with this call!

      Love in Christ!


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