19 So they were saying to Him, “Where is Your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither Me nor My Father; if you knew Me, you would know My Father also.”
55 and you have not come to know Him, but I know Him; and if I say that I do not know Him, I will be a liar like you, but I do know Him and keep His word.
Philippians 3:8 (NASB95)
8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ.
Knowing is a very interesting idea. It is something that I have thought quite a bit about both in my education and my life. I have spent years studying math, history, science, music, art, computers, and theology. I find that I know many things about each of those subjects, but with my poor memory, I likely have forgotten so much more than I remember of what I have been taught in all of my years of training. The things I seem to remember best are the things I had direct experiences with and the things I care most about. I can remember so much more about my seminary class in Romans than I can about my undergrad music history class. Why? I love Romans! I could care less who wrote what sonata and whether it was in B flat or G minor.