Wednesday, August 29, 2012

To Know Him

What do you think it means to know God?  To have a relationship with Him?  Do we actually know what God is like, or do we just change Him into what we THINK He is?  Sadly, we oftentimes do exactly that.  We can paint God as a “grandfather” who loves everyone no matter what or we can paint Him as a judgmental God who will torture anyone who does wrong.  But we really can’t know anything about God unless we find out who He says He is.  Just like we are likely to draw all kinds of false conclusions about people we don’t know, we can do the same to God.  We spread rumors when we gossip falsely about someone we don’t truly know—are we doing the same to God?!  We certainly have no excuse to not know God, because the Bible is chock-full of what God says about who He is!  So let’s do that.  We certainly wouldn’t attempt to befriend a person by not listening to what they have to say.  Listen to God.  And talk to Him*.  That is the only way to know Him.

This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Hope you are inspired to get to know Him a little more.  I certainly need it and am excited to do this in my own life! 

Joyfully yours,


*More on prayer later! Have been thinking about it a lot recently as well. 

1 comment:

  1. So, there's this verse:

    John 17:3: Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

    I've heard some people say this means that knowing God is a prerequisite of getting eternal life, and I've heard some people say that it's going to take eternal life to know him, since he's infinite, and so it'll take eternity to truly know him.

    What do you think?