To recap, communion with God requires heavenly wisdom, all of which is hid in Christ.
The wisdom consists:
- Knowledge of God
- Knowledge of ourselves
- Knowledge of how to walk with him
To walk with God requires:
1. Agreement. 2. Acquaintance. 3. A way. 4. Strength. 5. Boldness.
An aiming at the same end. All these, with the wisdom of them, are hid in the Lord Jesus.
“Two cannot walk together unless they be agreed” (Amos 3:3).
By nature we are rebels, hate God, are subject to his wrath, totally depraved and defiled. God is light, love and glorious holiness.
Only Christ brings peace between the two (Eph. 2:14, I Peter 3:18) this reconciliation is achieved by the cross and our death to the power of sin and dominion of Satan.
2. Acquaintance—we must know God. This also is hid in the Lord Jesus, and comes forth from him, 1 John 5: 20, “He has given us an understanding, that we should know him that is true;” He opens our understandings that we may understand the Scriptures, Luke 24:45;