FAITH CAPSULE: In this wicked world, knowing God will mark you to live life for the glory of God.
Knowing God does not have an iota of doubt about God but to know God beyond doubt.
In this wicked world, put aside every logic or philosophy to believe that there is God. He is the Omnipotent, Omnipresent God with no reason to prove Himself, the testimonies of God speak loud to one that will hear Him.
Quoting the word of God or singing the name of God is not evidence of knowing God. Without knowing God, speaking loudly or acting love before God is deception.
Working in the name of God but not walking in His word does not know God but knows about God.
Many are making possible means for God, in the name of God but do not know God. Matthew 7:22-23 records Jesus’ response to such, claiming to know Him, “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”
Does Jesus’ word speak to you?
Search yourself to identify self if: You KNOW GOD or YOU KNOW ABOUT GOD.
Among the reasons why you do not know God but only know about God is the lack of understanding and not believe Him.
Lack of Understanding:
A failure of giving attention will result in listening disability. Jesus questioned and answered why lack of understanding, “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word.” (John 8:43)
It is not possible to understand what or who you do not know. The world is too busy for self, and not to give attention to God. One that gives attention to God will listen to gain understanding, to know God for who He is. He is a good God, the One that reverses irreversible.
Forgetting attributes of God:
Forgetting attributes of God, not being thought about Him will not know God. Deuteronomy 4:5-6 buttresses, “Surely I have taught you statutes and judgments, just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should act according to them in the land which you go to possess. 6 Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding…” One that is not exposed to learn about God will not give attention to understand the attributes of God enough to know God.
Truth is not appealing:
Truth is not popular, is not acceptable to the world. It is not possible to know what is not accepted, not believed. John 8:45-47 records Jesus’ word that speaks the truth about not knowing God, “But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. 46 Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? 47 He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore, you do not hear, because you are not of God.” One that does not accept truth to believe does not know God that is true.
Prayer for today: Ask God that you want to know Him.