“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.”
Knowing – [Greek - epiginosko]
On Week 1, day 2, we alluded to the fact that God wants us to “know” Him intimately, just as He knows us intimately. This is the original language of the New Testament’s most profound relationship word. Throughout ancient Greek literature, the word was used to describe the relationship a husband and wife might have, or even that of inseparable friends. Take a few minutes and read through some of the other New Testament passages where this word appears, and write out a prayer to express your desire to “know” Him better.
Romans 11:33, Ephesians 1:17, Ephesians 4:13, Philippians 1:9, Philippians 3:8, Colossians 1:9, 10
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.