Do We Know God? Part 1

Perhaps this question seems out of place, but present world cultures indicate a negative response and the result should move us to consider the ramifications.

Biblically, numerous passages address the necessity of knowing God.

Hosea presents a powerful indictment from God in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” God’s people were guilty of rejecting a knowledge of God, His law, statutes, and commandments. The result brought rejection from God and every time this occurred they were punished.

Jesus specifically claimed that eternal life was based on knowing God and knowing the One sent by Him, Jn. 17:3. Peter reminds Christians of the necessity to “grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ,” 2 Pet. 3:18. One of the most significant references about knowing God was written by Paul to the church at Philippi, Phil. 3:7-11.

Spiritual leadership must be built on the foundation of knowing God. While this post, or an entire series of posts, cannot fully address every area related to the subject at hand, but we will examine a few key ideas to assist the process.

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