“…the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out…I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.” John 10:3,14.
“Oh LORD, thou hast searched me…If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god; Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart… Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” (Ps. 139:1a; 44:20-21;139:23).
“Oh LORD, thou hast … known me…The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him… the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity…(Ps. 139: 1b; Nahum 1:7;2Tim. 2:19).
“Thou knowest my downsitting…thou understandest my thought afar off…Thou compassest my path and…art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue,
but lo, O LORD, thou knowest it all together..Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do… The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good… For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.” (Ps. 139:2-4; Heb. 4:13; Prov. 15:3; 2Chron. 16:9; Job 34:21).
”Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it…Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast. How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings…with thee is the fountain of life…continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee.. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! FOR WHO HATH KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD? OR WHO HATH BEEN HIS COUNSELLOR…For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” (Ps. 139:6; Ps. 36:5-10;Rom. 11:33,34, 36).
If Jesus is known to you as Lord and Savior, then He knows you, calls you by name and leads you. Now it is time to do two things.
Pray: “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Ps. 139;23,24.
“…to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night…For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep…thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.” Ps. 92:1,2,4,5,8).
If you do not come to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, one day you will hear these words, “…Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels…and these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” Matt. 24:41,46.
He pleads with you to come, repent from your sin, turn to him and know life eternal. He is the only way to the Father, the only name whereby you can be saved.
“Neither is there salvation in any other for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12.
Does Jesus know your name? How does your answer affect your present and your future? As always I welcome your comments and questions. May you praise Him in the knowledge of truth throughout the weekend.