Knowing God

Never again will everyone teach his neighbor or his brother by saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because all of them will know me, from the least important to the most important. [Hebrews 8:11 ISV]

The idea of knowing God is a somewhat controversial topic. Is it possible for the finite to grasp the infinite? The temporal to embrace the eternal? Or perhaps the idea is more about knowing God and letting his example, in Jesus, influence the way that one lives in a fallen world?

In my thinking it is a bit of both. We are first introduced to God when we are spiritually born. Our lives from that point is all about growing in a relational knowing of God. We see him in the lives of others. Biblical lives. Lives of friends. We come to know him as we experience his spirit.

The idea is that we grasp the infinite and embrace the eternal one day at a time. Our eyes are opened to the invisible as we encounter the divine each day. Knowing God is a progressive experience that changes us at a very deep level. And in a very real sense it is impossible to un-know God.

Thank you Lord for revealing yourself to us through the Holy Spirit.

... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Hebrews.

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