Jer 22: 13-16 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour’s service without wages, and giveth him not for his work; That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermilion. Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him? He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.
Knowing Christ is the first and the foremost thing in our spiritual life. If we do not know Him, then He will reject us in the day of His coming. He will say that ‘I do not know you’, when we stand on the judgment stand. When He separated the sheep from the goats, the saints asked when we saw you hungry and captive. Our Lord Jesus Christ replied to them that the things that you did to these oppressed and poor both spiritually and physically is what made Me to know you. We can know Christ not by seeing Him, but by executing His justice and righteousness in faith to those who are oppressed, poor and do not have any other way to escape from their situation. Jeremiah 22 > 16 says, “He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not this knowing Me?” says the LORD.” When we know Christ through our action in faith, Christ will confess our name before the Father, that this child is one of My sheep in My fold, and I know him/her. What a privilege to be known by our Savior, the Maker of all.
Without Him, making Himself known to us, we will not able to know Him. Therefore, if this is the case how did we first know Him? Let us meditate on this topic for a while to understand this important attribute.