Knowing God Knowing Love (#5)


Growing in knowing God is an addition of revelation as much as it is an deduction of information. The more you know Him (revelation), the more you realize there is even more to know (information). It seems the further we grow in God the greater the distance we perceive between who God really is and our knowledge of Him. The saints of old called this the “holiness gap”: When you first get saved you think you know everything, when you are a mature Christian you think you are “the worst of sinners” (as Paul said of himself towards the end of his life).

To our knowledge of him we got to add self-control…

2 Peter 1:6-7 and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

Ultimately our knowledge needs to lead to godliness and then love. What is knowledge without godly deeds, and what are deeds without love? Love is the summum of all.

Today, choose not just to know about Him; choose to know Him, choose to love Him. For knowing God is knowing love.

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