“And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You” Psalms 9:10 NKJV.
It is one thing to claim to know someone and it is a completely different story to have an actual bond/relationship with that individual. Many people know the name Christ, but not everyone actually knows what it is about, this is why you will find that not everyone puts their complete trust in Him. The word ‘know’ is defined as being aware or absolutely certain through observation, inquiry or information. It is also further defined as having developed a relationship with someone through meeting and spending time with them. This word is said to have been derived from an old English term meaning “recognise or identify.” Through this definition we can see a need for some form of relationship to form between us and Christ, the reason why He came into this world in the first place.
Looking at the amplified version, it states that “those who know Your name, who have experience Your precious mercy, will put their confident trust in You….” For the confidence to be there, we need to really know who we are putting our trust in. We need to know Him to the point where we can recognise and indentify His presence without any doubt in our hearts, knowing that despite the circumstance, we know that He will pull through for us. It is impossible to imagine that Christ will forsake those who not only know His name, but they seek Him as well. For this to happen, there surely must be a relationship of some sort present. It all starts with knowing who He is intimately, where you also give yourself to Him.
Father, as I look forward to this day and year as a whole, I ask that You reveal Yourself to me, that you show me who You want me to be and that I will put my confident trust in You, knowing that you will not forsake me. Where I go astray, convict me Lord so that I may continuously seek after You and You alone. Amen