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  • Writer's pictureGracie Berney

Knowing the costs

The price of knowledge is never free...

Hi friend, welcome back. Thank you so much to all my readers for welcoming the blog posts back. I'm very thankful.

Last week I shared with you from Eph 3 about knowing Christ. Today, I'd like to take it a step further and talk about the cost of knowing Christ.

In the first verse of Chapter 4, Paul discloses the price he's paying for knowing Christ. “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,” [Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭1‬ ‭ESV‬‬].

The cost of knowing God for Paul was that he was a prisoner! Please think about that for a minute.

In my childhood I would often hear so many Christians say 'just get to know God and every thing will be alright...' However, as I get older, the Lord has opened my eyes to see that this is not true.

The enemy hates the child of God and will do everything within his power to keep a Christian from knowing God's truth. And so, inorder to know and or receive this truth, there is a cost. In Paul's case, it was imprisonment .

But Paul didn't let the price stop him from desiring to know God more. If you continue reading through verses 1 and 2 of chapter 4, you'll see some of the benefits that comes from Knowing God:

  1. Walking in a manner worthy of the calling in your life

  2. Humility

  3. Gentleness

  4. Patience

  5. Bearing one another in love

  6. Eager to maintain unity of the spirit


This week as you fight to spend time in the Word and prayer, think about what it's costing you and what the benefits are of you knowing Him. Then the cost of knowing Him wouldn't see so bad.

Have a blessed week!


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