Why Should I Know God?
First of all, He created you and loves you fiercely. Second, you were designed to live in fellowship with Him, and without Him, you will never find the highest place designed for you in life.
There is nothing more important or valuable in life than getting to know God personally and intimately. He has the answer to everything we confront in life and desires to help us in all things.
John 17:3 – And this is life eternal, that they might know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You hast sent.
Philippians 3:8-10 – That I may know Him. This is the greatest heart cry a Christian can have. From this cry comes the cry, “that I may make Him known.”
A close relationship with God is the most important thing you can develop in life. Without knowing God personally intimately you will never be fully complete or fulfill the purpose for your life, and you will always have a sense of something missing or lacking.
John 15:4-5 – The degree of abiding will be the degree of fruit bearing. The value and power of what you do in life is dependent on how well you know God and abide in His presence.
How can we know God better?
Jesus came to show us God. He is the expression of God’s character. God made Himself a man in Christ so we can see Him. Christ is the revelation of God, the express image of God Himself.
Hebrews 1:1-3 – God spoke in the Old Testament in many portions and ways, but in the New Testament He spoke through the Son, the exact representation of His nature or character. Character is essential qualities, an individual’s pattern of behavior; personality. Jesus came to show us God’s character. Through watching Jesus in the Gospels, we see God’s pattern of behavior.
Matthew 13:35 – Jesus came to show us things about God that had been hidden since the foundation of the world. In the Old Testament God was revealed partly and partially; part of Him was hidden.
Titus 3:4 – The kindness of God and His love for mankind appeared. This is the part of God we see clearly in Jesus.
John 1:14, 16-18 – The Word (Logos – the expression and thoughts of God) became flesh. Jesus has explained God. We beheld His glory.
Colossians 1:15 – Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God.
Matthew 11:27-30 – The Son reveals the Father.