Apparently, some religious people will be stunned to hear Jesus say - I never knew you. Away from me…
They attempt to defend themselves, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name…
Apparently they aren’t lying. They really had done some very good things during their lifetimes. Jesus doesn’t say - No you didn’t!
Then what’s the problem?
Jesus answers - I never knew you!
Even with all their good religious activity, they never took time to develop a personal relationship with the Teacher!
Perhaps the greatest question we can ask this side of heaven is - Does Jesus know me?
How can we be sure?
I think Jesus gets to know us - and we Him - in the same way any relationship develops. Don’t we listen to our friends and talk to them as well?
Relationship is about communication!
If you don’t believe it, try refusing to communicate with your spouse or friends for six months! Then come back and describe your personal relationship with them.
Taking Jesus as our Savior from sin is only the first step. Making Him our daily companion and Teacher is the rest of our journey.