In our passage for today, Jesus teaches that some will claim that they have prophesied, cast out demons, and done mighty works in Jesus' name. Yet, Jesus will tell them that they must depart for He never knew them. Once again we find it is important to understand the use of the language to really understand the meaning. In the Hebrew culture, "to know" was used not only of "intellectual understanding," but also of "an intimate relationship." Those who did these works they are so proud of never had a relationship with Jesus. Saying the sinner's prayer, praying daily, doing fine works, or displaying what some think are spiritual gifts may not mean a person has a relationship with Jesus. Salvation is a heart matter that results in outward transformation. Jesus is clearly telling His audience that He is the Lord, and only having a relationship in which people allow Jesus to be intimate with them will mean they are of the kingdom of heaven. The question we often ask is, "Do you know Jesus?" It seems more important to ask, "Does He know you?" The Father's will is to surrender our whole life to Jesus. Consider: For Him to be Lord of your life means He must direct it. Are you allowing Him to direct you daily? Do you share your heart with Him and take the time to hear His heart?