[Note: For the sake of distinguishing the Father, God from the Son, Jesus, in this article, the Father, God pronoun will be capitalized and the Son, Jesus, pronoun will be lower case, but in no way meant to diminish His deity.]
Like Paul, I count all things, rubbish, compared to knowing Jesus. I am stirred to study his life, his love & his death; his words, his motives, everything about him. I am, after all, being confirmed to his image and my desire is to be like him. Therefore, I comb his Word, where all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are and where I behold the face of Jesus.
The most astounding thing about Jesus, to me, was his relationship with his Father while he walked the earth.
Luke 10:19 -20Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” NKJV [Emphasis mine]
John 14:10Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. NKJV
John 7:16Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. NKJV
2 Corinthians 3:6…..who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. NKJV
1 Corinthians 8:1……. We know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. NKJV [Emphasis mine]
In both of them, Jesus and David, we see the deep desire to know the Father, love what He loved and hate what He hated. Again, we see the great esteem for His heart, His ways and His commandments in the earth.
Scripture quotations marked “NKJV” are taken from The New King James Version / Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville : Thomas Nelson Publishers., Copyright © 1982. Used by permission. All rights reserved.