Know To Be Known

1 John 2:21 says, “I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth.” Verse 3 says, “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments.” Psalm 119:2 says, “Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart.”

Here is a new song that really opened my eyes when the Holy Spirit gave it to me in 2004. I often sing it to Him. Let His words capture your heart. 

I lift my unveiled face to gaze into Your face. Face to face I behold You as You behold me. No veil separates us. No fear of being known. We have intimate communion. Our hearts are knit as one.

I stand O Lord in Your presence unashamed. All guilt is washed away. All condemnation is cleansed. Through the blood. Through the shed blood of Jesus.

With joy I lift my heart in song. A song that flows through me like a river. A song that cascades and rushes to be expressed. In pure worship knowing Your joy as You behold me.

O the wonder. The marvelous wonder and awe. All my sins are cleansed in the power of Your blood. Let my joy be a fragrance that delights Your heart O God. An extravagant oil poured upon Your feet in worship.

​To know the Lord is to be known by Him. Our heart acknowledges that He knows us and we are not ashamed. Even as I am typing this to you tears come. Why? ​It is hard for our finite minds to fully comprehend such truth. Yet, it is this truth that sets us free. Do you ‘know’ His joy as He beholds you?

What does the Lord treasure? Isaiah 33:6 says, “…the fear of the Lord is His treasure.” Psalm 25:14 Amplified says, “The secret (of the sweet, satisfying companionship) of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its (deep, inner) meaning.” It is through our unveiled worship that He makes Himself known to us.

​In Proverbs 2, Solomon was addressing his son. Yet when I read it, I read it as though the Lord is instructing me in the fear of the Lord. Verse 1 says to treasure His commands within. Listen to the progression. Verse 2-4 says to incline our ear to wisdom and apply our heart to understanding. We are to seek it like one looking for hidden treasures. The result is verse 5 which says, “Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.”

We revere the Lord when we treasure His words. Psalm 138: 2 says, “…for You have magnified Your word above Your name.” Proverbs 15:6 says, “In the house of the righteous there is much treasure…” 

Ask yourself: Do I treasure what the Lord treasures? Matthew 6:21 says, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Job 23:12 is a great picture of intimate communion. It says, “I have not departed from the commandment of His lip; I have treasured the words of His mouth, more than my necessary food.” Selah. Selah means to pause and calmly think about it.

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