We Know God Because He Desires Us to Know Him


God Desires That We Know Him

Can you recall when you became aware of God? Perhaps when you came to know of him and then sought to know him? We often think it is our choice only that takes us to God-consciousness and then to a saving faith.

Jesus says, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will” (Matt. 11:25–26).

Jesus goes on to emphasize that we can know God only because God can make Himself known: “No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him” (Matt. 11:27).

God the Father and the Son provide us with the help of the Holy Spirit in our knowledge of God: “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God” (1 Cor. 2:12).

We forget God’s power and wisdom are infinite and His ability to reveal Himself to US far surpasses our ability to reveal ourselves to other and our young children. Praise is heaped on brilliant writers and teachers who can explain lofty truths in ways that simple minds can understand. We should praise the infinite personal God even more, who can speak about Himself and His ways in a manner we can grasp as he accommodates our limited perspective!

Daily God the Father through Christ and the Person of the Holy Spirit reveal things to us we are never aware of. Our lives and world scream the revealed will of God!

We have a limited knowledge of ourselves and other people, yet that knowledge is real and the same is true of the knowledge God provides us of Himself. In knowing God we must distinguish true knowledge from exhaustive knowledge. We do not have exhaustive knowledge of God, but we can have true knowledge of what He has revealed. “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever” (Deut. 29:29).

Many in our world and our lives have chosen to deny God and claim that we cannot know God even if He exists because it is based on a claim that is totally devoid of humility as they proudly assert what God cannot do. People cannot make a claim about what God cannot do without having a basic knowledge about God, which is the very thing the agnostic and Atheist denies.

Even the Agnostic/Atheist must recognize that the knowledge of God is not something we could attain by our own mental powers. The knowledge of God is something God can give us if He wills. Everything rests on His ability to reveal Himself. We can know God only because God can and God has made Himself known to us, His Children.