Do you know an aglet from a tang? Would you recognize duff if you walked on it?

It’s not essential to know these terms to make it through life successfully. If you didn’t know that an aglet is “the covering on the end of a shoelace,” that a tang is “the projecting prong on a tool,” or that duff is “the decaying matter found on a forest floor,” it’s not all that important. You could always look it up.

We can be glad we don’t have to know everything to get by in this world. We often can depend on someone else’s knowledge. For instance, I don’t know how to fix the brakes of my car—but as long as someone else knows and can fix them, I’m okay.

There is a knowledge, however, for which we are individually responsible if we expect to enter heaven. I’m talking about knowing Christ personally. We live in an age of expanding information, and a personal relationship with Christ is the only way to live wisely and be prepared to meet God. The apostle Paul had this in mind when he said, “I know whom I have believed.”

Do you know the One who died for you and can forgive your sins? Unless you know Him, all other knowledge is insignificant.