It’s All Who You Know
Recently I was standing in a long line with many other impatient people when a man walked from the back to the front of the line. He skipped everyone and as he was waited on, people become furious. When he walked out, he said “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. I seriously thought about tripping him, but realized that wasn’t becoming of a pastor. I did however ponder his exiting statement.
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”. We have all heard and probably used this statement. The words have so much more truth than our culture realizes. In fact, our very faith is built upon our knowing someone. 1 John 5:12 says “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” To culture this seems to be a contradictory statement. How can one be alive and not have life? Life does not consist of what one has but whom one has (knows). Today’s cultural obsession lies within the what. Therein we accumulate more. More stuff, more money, more time, more meetings, more debt, more gadgets, more vacations, more, more, more!!!
We are so focused on the “what” when the “who” is paramount. What someone has or doesn’t have is not the indicator that we should be concerned with. Instead, we should focus on whom someone does or does not know. Apart from Jesus, our lives are nothing more than an unending maze, an agonizing journey that leaves our desires unmet and our lives unfulfilled. But in John 10:10, Jesus says “I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.”
The whom we know -Jesus- brings us incredible benefits through our knowledge and deep relationship with Him. It’s knowing Christ that helps give life to our relationships, finances, marriage, occupation, the list goes on. In fact Ps 103:2 says, “Praise the Lord and forget not all of his benefits.” Today contemplate all the benefits of God. Spend some time thinking about the whom in your life rather than the what. Without the whom (Jesus) your what will be lacking! It’s all in who you know.