Once, I met Bob Hope. Shook his hand. But I didn’t know him. There is a big difference, one you want to pay attention to when it comes to Jesus. If all you have done is meet Him, you are really missing out.
Peter wrote that through our knowledge of Him, grace and peace would be multiplied, provided in abundant and increasing measure.(2 Peter 1:2). How would you like to have a reservoir of peace like that? It comes through really knowing Jesus.
It gets better. Peter continued to say:
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. (2Peter 1:3-4)
All those astonishing gifts and promises are available to us “though our knowledge of Him“. Take some time to reflect on that paragraph, considering how valuable they would be to you. You may be moved to ask Jesus, “Lord, please show me how to know You better…”
Hint: Peter gives some great advice about that in the next few verses.