Who Are We pt. 3 – Infinite, Intimate, Identity
You can be in the house and not know the Father. Not understand the personality of the Father. The Pharisees knew all about God, but when He was right in front of them, they could not see Him. They did not have that intimate relationship with God. The things with which we are intimate with will effect the way that we are. Now to define it, intimacy is a close personal friend, to be a friend to, involving friendship, to honor, to prize, to value. So if we honor and cherish the things of this world, we are intimate with them. If we are intimate with the world, our identity is shaped by what we are intimate with, what we hold close. And being intimate with the world is like having bad breath, everyone knows you have it, except you. Everyone sees the slop you live in, but because you have become so comfortable with it, you see no problem with it. I don’t want to prize and honor the slop, I want to prize and honor and value the Father.