For many years I read the Scriptures about Jesus claiming that He never knew a person with some confusion. As a baby Christian, I often feared when I read this; thinking that perhaps He would not “know” me. Now I realize that was the evil one speaking lies to me.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23).
“But he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” is certainly the heart of this passage of…
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