An ounce of heart-knowledge, is worth a ton of head-learning!
"I consider everything a loss, compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." Philippians 3:8
Saving knowledge of Christ will be a personal knowledge. I must know Him experimentally in my own soul.
Saving knowledge of Christ will be an intelligent knowledge. I must know Him, not as I imagine Him to be, but as the Word reveals Him to be. I must know His natures, divine and human. I must know His offices, His attributes and His works. I must meditate upon Him until I am "able to comprehend how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is."
Saving knowledge of Christ will be an affectionate knowledge of Him. Indeed, if I know Him at all, I must love Him. An ounce of heart-knowledge, is worth a ton of head-learning!
Saving knowledge of Christ will be a satisfying knowledge. When I know my Savior, my mind and heart will be full to the brim—I shall feel that I have that which my spirit pants after. "No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again!"
Saving knowledge of Christ will be an ever-expanding knowledge. The more I know of my Beloved, the more I shall want to know. The higher I climb, the loftier will be the summits which invite my eager footsteps. As I get the more, I shall want the more. Like the miser's treasure, my gold will make me covet more.
To conclude, saving knowledge of Christ Jesus will be the most blessed knowledge. In fact, it will be so elevating, that sometimes it will completely bear me up above all trials, and doubts and sorrows! And it will, while I enjoy it, lift me above troubles—for it will fling about me the blessedness of the ever-living Savior, and gird me with the golden belt of His eternal joy.
Come, my soul, sit at Jesus' feet and learn of Him all this day!
"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know . . .
the hope to which He has called you,
the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and
His incomparably great power for us who believe!" Ephesians 1:17-19