“What we teach you to know is not as important as who we teach you to love.” That was the phrase repeated in class after class on my first day at Bible College. Despite multiple semesters of Biblical studies my professors remained true to that theme. More important than any knowledge that I could obtain about God, they wanted me to know God.
Those two distinctions may appear to be quite similar, however they are worlds apart. For example, I happen to be Facebook “friends” with THE Taylor Swift. I can look at her page and learn everything I need to know about her. I can tell you what her birthday is (December 13th. 1989), how many friends she has, and maybe even where her last meal came from. Yet, though I know about her, I do not know her.
We have a God who is living and active. He desperately chases after us. He lavishes his love upon us. Our God is not dead. He is alive and he wants to be known! Take today as an opportunity to get to know the Resurrected Jesus. Its not enough to know about him, we need to know him.
If our students leave high school with all the knowledge in the world about Jesus, but no love for him we have failed. Take opportunities to help your child experience Jesus now. Introduce Him, not just facts about Him.
John 3:39-40 “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”