In his letter to Timothy, Paul did not say, “I know in whom I have believed,” although this also was true. He did not say, “I know what I have believed,” although this also was true. But Paul said, “I know whom I have believed” (2 Tim. 1:12).
Not only did Paul know something about Christ, but he also knew Him personally. Salvation is not merely a matter of knowing something but believing Someone.
Do you know Him? Then do you enjoy reading what He says? If you know the author of the Book, you will love His Book.
A young woman laid aside a certain book she was reading because she thought it was dull. Some time later she became engaged to be married. One evening she said to her fiancé, “I have a book written by a man with the same name as yours. Isn’t that a coincidence!” The man replied, “That’s not a coincidence. I wrote that book!”
That night she sat up until 3 o’clock in the morning reading the book she once found dull. It was now the most thrilling book she had ever read. She had fallen in love with the author.
Is the Bible a dull book to you? Then maybe you should meet the Author.
Oh, Christ, He is the fountain,
The deep sweet well of love!
The streams on earth I've tasted,
More deep I'll drink above! —Cousin
To know Christ, the Living Word, is to love the Bible, the Written Word.