It is recorded in the first chapter of John that Phillip went looking for Nathanael and when he found him he said, “We have found . . . Jesus of Nazareth . . . of whom the prophets did write”. Nathanael said, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” to which Phillip said, “Come and see”. And that is the call today for the many who have expressed the desire to know more about Christ and the way. But so often we hear “I just don’t know where to go to find out”.

The problem seems to be that we humans make things so complicated when the fact is that there is “simplicity in Christ” (11 Corinthians 11: 3). It is all a matter of ‘how bad we want to know’ and ‘how much time we spend in His written word, prayer and meditation’. God told Joshua to “meditate in His word day and night and then he would have good success” (Joshua 1:8). It is automatic ~ time with the Lord brings answers and a deeper relationship. Consider, for example, this one very profound verse, “But the anointing that you have received of Him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you of all things and is truth and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in Him” (1 John 2:27).

Simplicity is the secret to seeing things clearly. The wisest man that ever lived, Solomon, said after accomplishing so much in his life, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.” It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Finally then, ‘meditate in His word’, ‘pray continually’, ‘obey His commandments’ and ‘you will have good success in all that you do’. But most important of all, you will know Him personally in this life and the next. COME AND SEE!

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day,
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
Lord plant my feet on higher ground.

Lord lift me up and let me stand,
By faith on heavens table land.
A higher place than I have found,
Lord plant my feet on higher ground . . . (I’m Pressing on the Upward Way)