Can a person know God?
Many have presumed that it is impossible. However, throughout the Bible, it is made plain that not only can we know God, but it is God’s desire that we know Him, and it is best for us to know Him.
“Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.
It is one thing to know about God, knowing facts about Him. We call this academic knowledge, the kind of knowledge you get from education or knowledge. It is quite another to know God personally – as you would know someone with whom you have a relationship.
Isaiah 43:10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.
John 8:19 . . . “If you knew me, you would know my Father also.”
John 10:14 “. . . I know my sheep and my sheep know me . . .”
God is an active God. He is always at work in the lives of mankind. He extends an invitation to us,
“Come to me . . . “
Isaiah 55:3 “Give ear and come to me; listen that you may live . . .“
The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke & John) show Jesus entering the lives of people and inviting them to follow Him from wherever they were at the time. From tax booths and fishing boats. He required nothing else of them but that they follow Him. They did not delay their response, but evidently sensed the urgen- cy inherent in the invitation.
Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.”
God invites, and we respond. Hopefully, we respond by moving forward, with a desire to know Him bet-ter and better. May God bless your journey as you get acquainted and build your relationship with Him.