A SURFACE RELIGION
“And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17: 3.
Only by knowing God here can we prepare to meet Him at His coming…. But many of those who profess to believe in Christ do not know God. They have only a surface religion. …
Christ is a perfect revelation of God. “No man hath seen God at any time,” He says; “the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” Only by knowing Christ can we know God. And as we behold Him, we shall be changed into His image, prepared to meet Him at His coming….
Now is the time to prepare for the coming of our Lord. Readiness to meet Him cannot be attained in a moment’s time. Preparatory to that solemn scene there must be vigilant waiting and watching, combined with earnest work. So God’s children glorify Him. Amid the busy scenes of life, their voices will be heard speaking words of encouragement, hope, and faith. All they have and are is consecrated to the Master’s service. Thus they prepare to meet their Lord. –Maranatha, p. 76.
Question to think about:
What is the only way to know God?
How can we be changed into the image of God?
Are we consecrated to the service of the Master?