18 Feb Ginōskō > Eidō
Journal Reflection of Day 10 (17th February 2017)
“I am the good shepherd; I know (ginōskō) my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.” – John 10:14–15
“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know (eidō) that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.” – Matthew 28:5
Ginōskō > Eidō
I was led to recap on a word study that i had done before. It is like the Holy Spirit wanted me to remember how precious it was to know Jesus Christ intimately and experientially. There is something deeply dissatisfying to my soul about just having head-knowledge about the person of Jesus Christ. It is like drinking warm Coca Cola to me! Ewwwww!
I learnt that there were at least 8 different Greek words for the word ‘know’ and the 2 more common occurrences in the New Testament is ‘ginosko’ and ‘eido’.
What struck me the most in my study was that the word ‘ginōskō’ was used to depict of the act of love-making between a man and his wife.
What struck me the most in my study was that the word ‘ginōskō’ was used to depict of the act of love-making between a man and his wife. Deeper in the river of God!
“The man who would truly know God must give time to Him.” ― A.W. Tozer
This 21-day fast is really about having more time to know Him. We can make Him known as we first take time to know (ginōskō) Him.
Let’s know Him and make Him known!
Pastor Ian Toh
Lead Pastor, 3:16 Church