2 Timothy 1:12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
Paul makes an important distinction in this verse every Christian must understand. He says “I know whom I have believed…” We cannot overlook the importance of that simple, yet profound statement. Paul didn’t say, “I know WHAT I believe.” He said, “I know WHOM I believe.”
Our faith is not based on “what” we know. Our faith is in “whom” we know. Christianity is not a religious system based on dead works, ancient rituals, and faded traditions. To be a Christian is to believe in Christ. Our faith is based on a very personal relationship with a very real person—Jesus. Any knowledge we have regarding “what” we believe must hinge upon our relationship with “whom” we believe.
We must know whom we believe. We must know Him as Christ. We must know Him as Lord. We must know Him as Counselor, and Comforter, and Friend. Most importantly, we must know Him as Savior.
Do you truly know whom you believe? Or is your faith only based on knowledge that supports “what” you believe. There’s a big difference. I encourage you to get to know whom you believe, and the only way to do that is through God’s Word. So, open your Bible and let God reveal His Son, the Risen Savior to you.
Have a God Filled Week,
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