Growing in Your Acquaintance of Jesus (part 1)
“19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet.” John 4:19 NIV
In our last few devotions, we’ve seen Jesus come across a Samaritan woman and engage her in conversation – despite that being unacceptable culturally. During the conversation, He revealed her sin.
As the Samaritan woman spoke to Jesus and she discovered all that He knew of her, she must have wondered, “How does this stranger know that about me?” Her sin had been exposed. She had been found out.
As a result of His supernatural knowledge, the woman recognized Jesus as a prophet. Here is a key point. As she spends time with Jesus, her understanding and acquaintance of Him grew. When Jesus spent time with her, He revealed her sin, but He did not revel in it.
What a great truth. Jesus reveals your sin and mine, but He does not revel in it. He knows your very worst sin and mine, but He doesn’t dwell on it. He is good to grow in acquaintance with us despite our worst.
When you spend time with Jesus, your acquaintance of Jesus grows. He becomes clearer to you. A vital part of growing in our faith is letting our understanding and acquaintance of Jesus expand.
Are you spending time with Jesus? How is your understanding of Him growing? How is your acquaintance of Him growing?
Spend time with Jesus. As you do, you will begin to see Him for who He is.
Lord Jesus forgive me the many times I have not spent time growing in Your acquaintance. I want to know You more. In the awesome name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Ty Tamasaka is an author who hold a Master of Arts Degree from Pacific Rim Christian University in Christian Ministry He is a Bible teacher who loves to encourage people to enjoy Jesus’ grace and extend His Kingdom. Ty just released his new book More than a Conqueror: 5 Pathways to Personal Revival.