Do you know this parable Jesus told about some people who apparently confessed belief in Him and did many miracles in His Name? But in the end, Jesus said to them, "Depart from Me, I never knew you!" Have these verses ever caused you to fear you might hear the same said to you? They did me, so much so, that I asked the Lord to explain them to me so I could avoid being in that crowd. "Lord, what do You mean by Your word "knew"? Want to know the answer I received? It goes straight back to "relationship," my favorite spiritual subject. For every mystery found in the Bible, the Bible also clearly explains itself. I was taken back to the first time the phrase was used, "And Adam knew Eve, and she conceived." There was the word "knew" again. My first thought was, the word "knew" means sexual intercourse and Jesus is saying He didn't have any intimacy with those people? With the help of a Thompson Chain Reference Bible, I followed that thought "line upon line, and precept upon precept" through the entire Bible straight into the New Testament where Paul writes in Corinthians that the Lord now writes His Word, not on hard tables of stone, but on the fleshly tables of our hearts. So what's the Lord saying to us in the word "knew"? He intimately wants to conceive life in us. He wants to live His Word in us. He wants to write His Words on our hearts. His Word is life. Can you see in your life the marks of the Lord, as Paul said he could see in his life? Are you living in your life the same precepts, Truths, and sometimes even the same Bible circumstances? MORAL OF THE STORY: It is two sided. Jesus wants to intercourse with us so intimately that He continually conceives life within us, and He wants us to be willing to have Him do so continually. Those people in the parable gave Jesus lip-service, but not heart service. They withheld their hearts and held back from a deep relationship. They used Jesus and His benefits without intimate surrender. Is such a thing possible? Sure is! Ever see a marriage wherein one spouse does this to the other? This is one more way that Christians should leave Religion behind for Relationship instead.