THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
To experience something, means to have direct observation or participation in that something.
That experience becomes the basis for knowledgeable action.
Are you experiencing Jesus?
"But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ."
When God spoke to Moses at the burning bush, He said,
"Draw not nigh hither; put off thy shoes from off thy feet." (Exodus 3:5)
And when God spoke from Mt. Sinai to bring the law He told Moses,
"And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount,..."
Distance between God and man was prominent in the relationship.
Reliance upon priests was also a prominent factor.
But when Jesus came, God's "come not nigh" changed to "Come unto me!" (Matt. 11:28)
Now there is a new High Priest.
He is God incarnate Who welcomes men into His presence!
Now nearness is the prominent factor in the relationship between God and man.
And we need only rely upon ONE High Priest, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
One of the special privileges of nearness to God is being able to speak freely to Him about ANYthing.
Jesus is a "Friend Who sticks closer than a brother." (Proverbs 18:24)
To Him we can speak privately and openly about ALL of our concerns.
We need never fear His upbraiding for our stupidity.
We can open the contents of our heart to Him freely.
Another special privilege of this nearness to God is being understood.
His Holy Spirit is always with the saved sinner, never leaving our sides.
He knows our joys, our sorrows, our concerns.
His sincerity is tempered with sympathy, and He listens for our inward thoughts rather than our outward expressions.
Now that Jesus has come, lived, died, been resurrected and ascended, we have a much "better HOPE!"
He is our High Priest by Whom we can "draw nigh" unto God!
Draw nigh then today through prayer and Bible study.
Experience His nearness and His understanding!
Let your experience with Him become the basis of knowledgeable action in your daily life.