I am preaching on the last part of John 1 this Sunday. It is the call to discipleship. John uses key words in describing the process of discipleship. Some of John the Baptist’s followers were pointed toward Jesus, so they followed. They wanted to know where he stayed. His response: “Come and see.”
The call to discipleship is the same in our lives. Someone points the way. Something has called us to consider Christ. We follow at a distance. He invites us to come closer. “Come and see.”
The life of the disciple is not one merely of love. I love Jesus. But I must KNOW him as well. I can “love” him, and be all wrong about him. Then, I talk about the “love” of Christ like I know. But if I do not know him, I do not know his love. I only know my version of love.
The call to discipleship is to “taste and see” that the Lord is good. It is not just “love.” It is knowing. My life must be spent knowing him. The more I know him, the more I love him.