From Pastor’s Desk: 3-8-20
Hosea 6:3 So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.
We can know Him! I’ve often said that if it couldn’t be done, God would not have inspired it to be written in His word. I’m going to let one of my favorite commentators speak to this:
Adam Clarke’s Commentary:
Then shall we know] We shall have the fullest evidence that we have not believed in vain.
If we follow on to know the Lord] If we continue to be as much in earnest as we now are.
His going forth] The manifestation of his mercy to our souls is as certain as the rising of the sun at the appointed time.
And he shall come unto us as the rain] As surely as the early and the latter rain come. The first, to prepare the earth for the seed; this fell in autumn: the second, to prepare the full ear for the harvest; this fell in spring…As surely as the sun, who is now set, is running his course to arise on us in the morning, and make a glorious day after a dreary night; so surely shall the Lord come again from his place, and the Sun of righteousness shall arise on our souls with healing in his wings. He is already on his way to save us. ***
Ephesians 4:13 tells us, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…” Allow me to emphasize once again that if it could not be, He would not have said it. Therefore, we have this amazing, incredulous, access to areas of spirituality that allows us to know God. Not only know Him, but know Him in His fullness.
What a glorious concept! To know the God of the universe, the Self-existing, eternal God Jehovah, in His fullness!