What do you know

What Do You Know?

viaadminTeen Talk, Volume 45

What do you knowWhat’s the most important thing you know? It’s a huge question! Education is a big part of our lives. We spend years going through elementary, middle, and high school, and then we are strongly encouraged to go to university or college. We spend a lot of money on learning – and possibly a good amount of time and energy as well!

Hopefully, the things we’ve learned will be useful, but there are so many lessons that take place outside of a classroom. We might meet our friends at school, but there are no classes on “how to be friendly.” We might learn how to solve math problems, but that won’t help us with personal problems. We might be taught how to use a globe, and where nations of the world are, but there is a very high chance you won’t learn how to get to Heaven.

One lesson that is not always taught is what the Bible says about us. The Bible, God’s word, is true, and we can trust what it teaches us.

In Romans 3:23, we read that, “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. Every single one of us has disobeyed God. We do what we know we shouldn’t do, and don’t do what we know we should.

God knows everything we’ve done, and cannot allow us into Heaven with our sin. Because He is completely just, He must punish our sins.

But God also knew that there was one possible way for us to be free from our sin. He knew that there was only one Person who could be punished in our place. That was His Son, Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us that He had no sin in Him at all (1 John 3:5).

Because Jesus was punished for our sin, God is able to forgive us, and bring us to Heaven after we die. But not only that, He wants us to know Him personally. He wants us to know how much He loves us. Not with a weak or changing love, but with an everlasting love. He loves you so much that He gave His only Son for you (John 3:16).

God doesn’t leave us guessing about the state of our soul. 1 John 5:13 tells us that we can know we have eternal life! Every person who trusts the Lord Jesus as their personal Saviour will be saved forever. He is the most important person you can know! Do you know Him?

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