The Man of God Intimately Knows God

I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; 14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. 1 Timothy 6:13-16

Finally, Paul describes the greatest motivating factor for the man of God—God’s character. The more one knows God—the more God can use him for his kingdom. Paul’s message to Timothy is clear: ‘‘Though your calling is immense, the God who calls you is far greater—and he will enable you to do it.’ From there Paul charges Timothy based on God’s presence and character in order to motivate him to faithfulness.

It is the same way God challenged Moses. He called Moses to set Israel free, but Moses declared that he was slow of speech. In response, God said, “Who made the tongue?” Moses was challenged to be faithful based on his knowledge of God’s greatness. And this is true for each man or woman of God. The more they know God, the more they will be motivated to be faithful. Our hope must be in the character of the one who calls us (Proverbs 18:10).

As we consider these aspects of God, it must challenge and encourage us to be faithful. Let us remember that greater is he that is in us than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4), and God can do more than we could ever ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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