Knowing God. Knowing God as your Father.
This site exists so that you can know the truth of your identity, of who you are,
chosen by God as His child.
Knowing God named Himself your Father and chose you as His child deepens your sense
of who you are.
Knowing God loved you first makes it natural for you to love God in response.
Knowing God chose you first motivates you to choose God and to love God in return.
Knowing God reinforces the truth that God loves you — not for what you do, but for
who you are.
Knowing God means that, in response, you determine to love God — not for what He
does, but for Who He is.
It is not chance that you’ve found this site.
God, Who names Himself your Father, has waited your entire life for you to begin
knowing Him for Who He is.
Throughout your life, your Father God has watched as others have told you their
opinions ― and eternally-mistaken conclusions ― about His nature and character.
Isn’t it time you begin knowing God based on His Word, not theirs?
Your eternity is established by your conclusions and your beliefs — not theirs.
Here, you’ll find thought-provoking daily posts which offer God’s Word [always in
blue] so that you can begin knowing God through His Word, the Bible. Learn what
He wants you to know about Who He is.
Your Father God wants you to experience and enjoy — yes, enjoy — relationship with
Daily visit this site and begin knowing God as your Father. Experience and enjoy
relationship with God. Today.
2 Corinthians 4:4
4For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of [Jesus] Christ (the Messiah), Who is the [Perfect] Image and Likeness of God.
36When He [Jesus] saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd.
32Then Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, I have pity and sympathy and am deeply moved for the crowd, because they have been with Me now three days and they have nothing [at all left] to eat; and I AM not willing to send them away hungry, lest they faint or become exhausted on the way.
14When He [Jesus] went ashore and saw a great throng of people, He had compassion (pity and deep sympathy) for them and cured their sick.
2 [Jesus said] I have pity and sympathy for the people and My heart goes out to them, for they have been with Me now three days and have nothing [left] to eat;
35 Jesus wept.
2 Corinthians 4:4 is one of several verses in the Bible which name Jesus as the perfect image and likeness of God.
Jesus counsels in Luke 6:36 that your Father God is merciful, sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate.
Today, focus on the word “sympathy” and contrast it in your mind with the word “empathy.”
While sympathy is the extending of emotions, empathy is identification with the emotions.
Because of shared humanity, a human being can experience empathy even if he or she hasn’t shared that exact experience. Because of shared humanity, we can identify with others’ sorrow and grief.
Not only is it historical truth that Jesus came to earth as a man, but it is spiritual truth as well.
Because Jesus was a man, He not only was enabled to share the emotions of those with whom He interacted, but He was enabled to identify with them. In these verses today, while the Amplified English Bible used the word “sympathy,” it could just as easily have used “empathy.”
Take a moment to consider how Jesus’ becoming a man impacts your ability to relate to God as your Father.
36[Jesus said] So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father [God] is [all these].
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