KNOCKING AND KNOWLEDGE
So much spiritual understanding seems to be based on how much we know about spiritual things. It is certainly worthwhile and beneficial in some ways to have a certain amount of knowledge about what we believe. But just having knowledge and assuming to have all the answers for salvation and Christian living is naïve, if not egotistical as well. Nothing other than the Kingdom of God in Jesus is real knowledge because it is revelation. This understanding is by more knocking than by more knowledge.
What if we were to understand that it is the Father in Jesus that seeks, asks and knocks for us to be opened? What if we are the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son and treasure hidden in the field and the priceless pearl? The Father has left everything and given everything to come find us. He stands at the door knocking to get in.
Paul, an apostle, wrote, “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17-19)
The ‘love of Christ surpasses knowledge.’
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Jesus