Knowing God

God is divine. This implies that there are many of His attributes that our finite minds cannot comprehend. For example, His immutability and self-existence. At the same time, God is practical. He is able to relate to us at a level practical enough for our daily lives. Our pursuit of Him should reflect both aspects of His nature. We should seek to know His Person through and also desire to know His works (His acts) and the ways in which His redemptive plan manifests in our day-to-day lives.

“[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope] that if possible I may attain to the [spiritual and moral] resurrection [that lifts me] out from among the dead [even while in the body].”

—Philippians 3:10-11 Amplified Bible

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