Let me share a verse with you. 2 Timothy 1:12 said, “Which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me” (ESV).
When people look for a job, friends said, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” But this statement is a reality in Christian life. We might know all the theology, but it is useless if we do not know Jesus. Do you know Jesus?
As a POW during the Civil War, Daniel Whittle (1840 – 1901) began reading the New Testament his mother had given him when he went to war, and he committed his life to Jesus Christ.
After the war, Whittle became a successful businessman, and in 1873 he began preaching in evangelistic services. For 25 years he led revivals throughout the United States.
He wrote several hymns like “Showers of Blessing” and “Moment by Moment” but his most popular hymn at that time was “I Know Whom I Have Believed.” Whittle penned this hymn in 1883, perhaps thinking back to questions he had asked during his imprisonment. There were still many things he didn’t know, but he certainly did know Jesus.
I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.
But “I know whom I have believed
And am persuaded that He is able
To keep that which I’ve committed
Unto Him against that day.”
I know not when my Lord may come,
At night or noonday fair,
Nor if I’ll walk the vale with Him,
Or “meet Him in the air.”
In His service,