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Monday, January 30, 2017

II Timothy 1:12   Thought/Prayer:  I KNOW.  Topics:  2 at end.

“For which cause I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed. For I know whom I have believed, and I am certain that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him, against that day.” (DRB)  (Read this scripture and more at http://prayerpivot.com)


Paul is writing to Timothy about not being ashamed to suffer for Christ, even with patience.  Around this Bible verse there is a beautiful old song written, now in public domain.  It’s just called, to the point, I Know Whom I Have Believed, written in 1883 by Major Daniel Webster Whittle.

I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.

Refrain:
But ‘I know Whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.’

I know not how this saving faith
To me He did impart,
Nor how believing in His Word
Wrought peace within my heart.
I know not how the Spirit moves,
Convincing men of sin,
Revealing Jesus through the Word,
Creating faith in Him.

I know not what of good or ill
May be reserved for me,
Of weary ways or golden days,
Before His face I see.

I know not when my Lord may come,
At night or noonday fair,
Nor if I walk the vale with Him,
Or meet Him in the air.

Refrain:
But ‘I know Whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.’”

Can we help from identifying with this old song?  Just look at the honest heart-felt lyrics.  The writer speaks so much of his (our) unworthiness before God and the wonder that He loves us so much.  The lyrics begin with:

I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.

Doesn’t each of us redeemed by such grace, toward us unworthies, marvel at it?  We do wonder why we were so blessed.  We are so undeserving.

The writer goes on to say that he doesn’t understand how God imparted this faith to his heart, and later he marvels at how the Spirit moves to bring us to recognition of our sin and to show us Jesus through the Word.

And are there not many who feel such unworthiness because of the sin of relationships outside of marriage resulting in pregnancy, that they lose any hope of God’s loving them?  How do they learn of God’s love toward them, as described in this song?

The writer then says that he does not know the future or how he will eventually meet the Lord in person when Christ comes again, or at death.  But!  Here is the peace that grips us in this song:

But “I know Whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.

The writer, Major Whittle, KNOWS.  And so do we.  This song just emphasizes it so well.

The words are set to a beautiful melody, later written by James McGranahan, that rises with “I know whom I have believed.”  It the melody accentuates I know.  The same rise in the notes applies to the word “keep.”  I know the Lord will keep.  And what is it that He will keep?  He will keep that which we commit unto Him against “that day” – against the future and especially at our death or our meeting the Lord in the sky.  Yes, the Lord will keep

And how do overwhelmed women know of this?  They may not know anyone who knows Jesus as Lord.  But we can pray that someone will come into their lives who will lead them to Jesus and all that He has for them.  This can be one calling from the Lord:  to pray for such women and their families, to come to know the Lord.  Lord, please help us to remember to do this.

Topics:  Pray to remember to pray for pregnant women who see no way out but through abortion, whether we know them or not – that they may find Jesus.
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Posted by Gail Richardson on 01/30 at 02:20 PM
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