How well do you know God?

It’s not how well we think we know God or the Bible, it is whether God knows us. If we love God then God knows us. This clarifies for us what knowing God really is:

And if any man thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man loves God, the same is known by him. 1 Cor. 8:2-3

But now, after you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? Gal. 4:9

So in the matter of knowing God the real issue is whether we love Him or not. Inasmuch as we love God, that is our knowledge of God, and that is His relationship to us – Him knowing us, thru love. This is the knowledge of God that we love Him.

Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out demons? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity. Matt. 7:21-23

So the question is never, Do I have enough knowledge of God? The question is always, Do I love Him? It’s no longer, Do I know God? But rather, Does God know me? If we love Him we will obey His commands and hate sin and love His righteousness, Jesus said. If we love Him then He knows us.

Our concern will always be, Do I love Him? Before anything else this is always the first and central, core issue with God.

Because, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Rom. 1:21

Just consider how an unthankful person appears before the Throne of God? In the shadow of the Cross of Calvary, or rather, in the Light of the Cross, how does the unthankful sinner appear? A person who thinks that it all amounts to nothing and that they don’t need to be thankful to Jesus Christ? And then to even turn against this mighty love, rejecting it, and making oneself an enemy of God?

Simple thankfulness to God for His great love and mercy thru His Son and for all His loving-kindness to you all your life: this is a great starting point to know Him! Thankfulness is a very good reason to talk to God, yes? To thank Him.

Concluding with this verse:

But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. Rom. 8:9

Here Scripture makes a very clear distinction as to the nature of the Holy Spirit. Some people have some weird ideas about the nature of the Holy Spirit. Paul says here that He is The Spirit of Christ – The Spirit of Jesus Christ. If any one has the Spirit of Jesus Christ in them then they are becoming like Jesus.

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