2 Corinthians 3:6 – “…who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
The greatest thing that happens to us I believe, through the work of God’s Spirit in us, in when we realize the word “know” is so much more than the way we think of two plus two equals four. I “feel” no emotion when I think about mathematics. J But I need it to count change, balance a checkbook, etc. Yet I don’t fellowship with the facts – I don’t say stuff like, “Oh two plus two I love you so much – you mean everything to me!” Other people need a greater knowledge of math to work in laboratories, be scientists, and so forth.
To know the Spirit in us as He develops truth and knowledge we have grasped is His crowning work in us. It’s really hard to explain in human terms because it goes beyond classroom exercises. Listen to this Scripture, asking God’s Spirit to put His “neon” light over it and inspire us with life and glory with His words:
“See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we would be called children of God, and such we are.” I John 3:1a
Now this one:
“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.” II Corinthians 13:14
And then these two:
“For truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ.” I John 1:3b
“…and to KNOW the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge…” Ephesians 3:19a
If everything God did for us is about His great love, if everything He does in our lives is love, and if everything He has planned for us for all eternity is love, it is of great importance to KNOW in the deepest part of our hearts His great love and grace.
The letter kills, but God’s Spirit is life, gives life, brings life and light to His own knowledge of Himself. All the reason we so need to lean upon Him to make ALL His words known to our hearts and minds personally.
It is so important to get know the Person WHO lives in us. He is the Father and the Son through His Holy Spirit, the Author and Finisher of our Faith and the Author of His Word. Neglecting Him could lead us to see things, His Word in a wrong interpretation or it to be like “two plus two equals four” with no deep meaning and true application to our lives.
“Thank you dear Father for causing us by Your Holy Spirit in us, to interpret ALL things through Truth, through Jesus Christ and His finished work, through knowing and understanding Your Words of Life. Even in our trials, thank you for causing us to “see” the only way you see things – to take the time to listen, absorb, understand until we DO KNOW the things of God in the pure way YOU wrote them. Thank you that it is your will to do so – let us believe and by faith, receive daily all that You desire to speak and do in our lives. In Jesus wonderful, precious name, Amen.”