WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
Scripture: Hebrews 8:10,11; Acts 2:32-36
It is interesting that Hebrews 8 makes it clear that we are to know the King. Knowing the Lord means we have a choice between knowing both Koo-ree-os and Chris-tos. That is why Acts 2:32-36 makes such a definite distinction between the two. Verse 36 says, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” The entire New Testament was written so that every single one of us would know both Koo-ree-os and Chris-tos. Every one of us must know both the Priest and the King. But the emphasis in the New Testament is that we are to know the King. We are to know the King well enough so that we can carry out whatever He dictates. Do we know our Judicial King well enough to carry out His orders in this season? The Greek word ghin-oce-ko means, ‘The ultimate in intimacy.’ Are we intimate enough with the Judge of all the Earth to carry out what He dictates? Or have we let that part slip? Perhaps that part of the Bible does not pertain to us. Maybe we are exempt from it. By being nicer than God, we have forfeited great victories!