It is easy to ignore words. Reading is a blessing, and I am thankful that I have been taught. But readers are those who are distracted by words. Everywhere Words tell, teach, admonish, inform, rip, encourage, entertain, opine.
It is easy to ignore God. Live by your rules and words, and know He is there. But understanding Grace is more than knowing words. Even His. David Nasser, author of “A Call to Die” wrote:
“It isn’t a principle that saves us. It is Jesus. It isn’t just teaching that compels us. It is the love of Christ. His grace is, indeed, free to us, but it cost him his life.”
Best friends know birthdays, and smile types, and preferences for breakfast beverages, and hurts, and what tightness to use for hug occasions, and funny jokes, and inside jokes, and which words crush souls and which words heal. Do we know these things about Jesus? He knows them about us. Knowing grace is knowing Jesus, the man, the person, the God, the one who died, gave his life, suffered in agony. For us. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
These are words. They are the words of God. Knowing the words and Knowing God are different things. I pray you know him.