Did you ever have an interaction with someone you thought you knew well only to stop and ask yourself, “who are you?” Maybe your spouse picks a restaurant for you both to go eat at and it is a kind of food you had no idea your spouse liked. Maybe your spouse volunteers to do something completely apart from who he/she normally is like a long hike or skydiving. What does it really mean to know someone?
During the morning dive, we are going through the book of Ezekiel. It can be a tough book to journey through especially if you don’t look at it all the way through. Often throughout the book, we read, “so that you may know that I am the Lord.”
What surrounds those words are things like revenge on Israel’s enemies, consequences of destruction for Israel because of their disobedience, and restoration of Israel after those consequences. All of these things are done so that people might know that “He is the Lord.”
In Colossians 1:16, we read that everything was created by Jesus and for Jesus. He is supreme over all the universe. Our purpose in life is to serve and honor and glorify Him, not us. Philippians 2:11 says that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, “to the glory of God the Father.”
What are the things God has done in your life so that you might know who He is? What are the things God has done in this world so that collectively, we might know who He is? And what changes need to be made in our lives to reflect that we were created and get to live for His honor and glory so that all the world will know who He is?