The Knowledge of Him – Ephesians 1:16-23

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:16-23

What a beautiful prayer. For each of us to be given a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God. It changes everything. It isn’t just knowing about God, reciting facts and memorizing characteristics. It is knowing Him. Knowing His character not because someone told it to you or you read it somewhere, but because God has revealed to you who He is. You have experienced that closeness and reality in your life, known His truth in the depths of your heart, and He has proven Himself faithful even in your darkest moments.

This truth isn’t something we can come across on our own. We could spend our entire lives searching for it, but only God can reveal it to us. He has to unfold His Word. His Spirit has to make it come alive in us. His glory is beyond what we can comprehend. Our hearts are dark and our understanding twisted until He comes in with power and majesty and reveals His truth to us. But He doesn’t leave us to simply seek Him in vain. He promises that when we seek Him with all of our heart, we will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). Because He will find us (Deuteronomy 32:10).

As we grow in our knowledge of God, we come to know the hope that is ours as children of the Most High. That glorious inheritance begins to be unveiled and we realize that our Lord truly is the supreme treasure, that following Him really is worth giving everything for. Because Jesus is the One who fills all in all. Nothing else will be able to fill us. None except for Him. He will fill your life so that your cup overflows. Not just once. Every moment of every day, He will be filling you with Himself. An ever-flowing fountain of abundant life, peace, and fullness of joy within you. He will not leave you empty. He will not leave you unsatisfied. If you come to Him thirsty and worn, kneeling humbly at His feet, He will come into your life in glory and strength and take your breath away with all that He is. He is enough. Trust in that. Rejoice in that. He will never fail you.

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