Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Knowledge of God

How important do you think it is to have a knowledge of God?  It is pretty important as I will try to show you from scripture.

Proverbs 9:10 "The knowledge of the Holy is understanding".
2 Peter 1:3  "As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the KNOWLEDGE of Him who called us by glory and virtue."  (emphasis supplied)

A knowledge of God is the foundation of all true education and of all true service.  It is the only real safeguard against temptation.  It is this alone that can make us like God in character.

John 17:3  "This is life eternal, that they might  KNOW thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent."  So it is very important that we KNOW God and His Son Jesus whom He sent to save us.

Jeremiah 9:23,24  "Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Neither let the mighty man glory in his might, Let not the rich man glory in his riches;  But let him that glorieth glory in this, That he understandeth and KNOWETH Me, That I am the Lord which exercise loving-kindness, Judgment, and righteousness in the earth; For in these things I delight saith the Lord."

Job 22:22,23 &25-29  "Acquaint now thyself with Him and be at peace;  Thereby good shall come unto thee.  Receive, I pray thee, the law from His mouth, and lay up His words in thy heart....And the Almighty will be thy treasure....Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Almighty, and shalt lift up they face unto God,  Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He will hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows.  Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; and light shall shine upon all thy ways.  When they cast thee down, thou shalt say, 'there is lifting up', and the humble person He will save."

We see from these texts how important it is to have a knowledge of God.  In order for us to live a Christian life it is important for us to KNOW Him whom we believe in, otherwise how can we serve Him in all honesty.  Would you marry someone whom you didn't know, or even would you pick out a person that you didn't know as your best friend or even a friend.  We must know Him and there are so many blessings in knowing Him and we will discuss these in a later study, but right now I just wanted you to see the importance of knowing Him.  I want to know Him better, don't you?  I think this is going to be very rewarding to me and I hope to you as we study this out together.  May we learn to know Him and be the delight of His heart, He is just waiting for us to know Him better.  I can't wait to see what the knowing Him will do for us, He always has a reward for those that study to know Him better.  I think our last studies on Humility and Surrender helped me a lot to know Him better but I think this might even be better, so be patient while we learn to know God better each day.  Grandma Joan

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