June 1, 2015 by  
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Job 22:21 says, “Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.” The word “acquaint” means “be familiar with, know intimately, to be used.” If we are to be used of God, we need to know God. How do we come to know God? The same way we get to know our family and friends…by spending time with Him. We get to know Jesus through Bible reading and Bible study, through prayer, and through preaching. Philippians 3:8-10 tells us, “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;” Do you want to know Jesus enough that you would count all things but loss? Paul’s consuming desire was to get to know Jesus. And according to Job 22:21, once we get acquainted, then we can be at peace. Peace comes from acquainting ourselves with God. May it be our desire and goal to “acquaint ourselves with him.”