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We Know That We Know That We Know! (20 of 20)
Series: Things Worth Knowing
I John 5:18-21
In a world filled with uncertainty and doubt, it is good to know some things for sure. God has given us a wonderful little book in the Bible which has as its theme, things worth knowing. The key word in this little book of I John is the word, know. It occurs approximately 40 times. If you are sometimes dealing with uncertainty and needing some real assurance in your life, just take this little book and read through it and underline every time it says, we know. Do not let the things you do not know, disturb the things that you do know. God has given to the believer a knowledge which surpasses human understanding. We have a knowledge, a certainty and an assurance which comes from none other than God Himself.
The Lord has given us His written word. In verse 13 it says, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know..." God has given us a book, His written revelation. God has given us in the pages of this book the assurances that we can know we are His and that we belong to Him. So, our confidence rests upon the truth of the written Word of God. There is a hymn which has a line like this: "My faith has found a resting place, the written Word of God." So, our faith rests solidly upon the impregnable rock of holy Scripture. We know.
Sometimes when you are listening to a great symphony there will be a recurring theme. As you move through that symphony that theme will keep coming back again and again. This is the way the word, know, is all through the book of I John. We know, we know, we know.
Then, he comes, like the end of symphony and gives in these closing verses three great symbol crashes of certainty. Three times he declares, we know, we know, we know. I want us to look at these three assurances as an encouragement and strength for our hearts.
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