Monday, March 25, 2013

Known!

"What makes a person a Christian is not so much your knowing God but His knowing of you...Our knowing of God will rise and fall depending on many things. But God's knowing of us is absolutely fixed and solid."

"The great and central basis of Christian assurance is not how much our hearts are set on God, but how unshakably His heart is set on us. And if we begin to grasp that we are 'known by God,' we won't seek to bolster our self-image or standing before Him through our works. We won't worship any idol -we will love Him, the One who knows us."

"If we know Jesus, and know that He knows us, we will enjoy Him, and push the controlling idols aside."

        - Timothy Keller, Galatians For You, pages 106 - 108