Proverbs 2:3-5 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
I heard this story from a friend of mine. It went something like this. There was a slave owner who had a daughter, and she had taken ill. Knowing one of his slaves prayed, and knew God; he went out and asked him, “How can I get to know this God of yours?” The godly slave said; “Master, you have to walk across this muddy field, climb over the fence, walk through the mud, grab that big fat ugly pig, and kiss it in the mouth, walk back through the mud, over the fence, and across the field, and then you can know Jesus.” The master said, “You’re crazy” and walked off. The next day his daughter was worse. The master went back out once again to inquire of his servant; once again, he was given the same reply. This went on several days, until one day the doctor told the master that his daughter was going to die. Wanting to know about this God, he went out one last time, and again received the same answer. Desperate, he walked across the muddy field, climbed over the fence, walked through the mud, grabbed the big fat ugly pig and kissed it right on the mouth, walked back through the mud over the fences and across the muddy field. He looked at the slave and asked, “Now do I know your Jesus?” The servant replied, “No master, but now you have proved you want to bad enough.”
Friend, this is how much we should want to know about God. That no matter the price, He would be our greatest desire. Jesus told the rich young ruler in the New Testament the same thing. Forsake all and follow me.
Today really is the first day of the rest of your life. How badly do you want Jesus to be a part of it? Would you walk through the mud, and kiss a pig? Good News! You don’t have to. Nevertheless, would you?
JANUARY 20, 2020
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Genesis 40-42 Proverbs 2:3-5
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Genesis 44-45 Matthew 14
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