Knowing God

This is where your quest for Meaning begins. To Know God is to attain the most valuable thing in life and eternity. As Jesus said in John 17:3:

And this is the way to have eternal life--to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.

This quest is not easy nor short. Scripture teaches that those who seek after God will indeed find Him (Proverbs 8) but it also speaks to a life-long pursuit. When getting to know an infinite God we need to be prepared (and even excited) to invest our lives in the process.

However, just because we will learn and know Him more along the way does not mean that we cannot Know His Love and His Salvation very quickly. He does not hide these attributes and actually announces both in His Word (The Bible) as major early signposts for our quest. How do we come to those? By Faith. Romans 1:17 teaches us that knowing God is accomplished 'start to finish' BY FAITH. To be more specific, BY FAITH in God and in His Word.

Remember Paul's Prayer to the Colossians where He says: You will grow as you learn to Know God better and better. (Colossians 1:10)

As your faith grows, your knowledge grows. As your knowledge grows, your faith grows. What a nifty circle to be caught up in...

Of course, don't settle for knowledge alone. Even the enemy of God knows Him...yet they do not live in His love or with His peace. What is next after the quest of Knowing God? We have a choice. We will discuss that choice tomorrow...if He grants us another day.