Can you discover the depths of God?… Job 11:7
You’re on the adventure of a lifetime when you pursue a greater knowledge of God. What you’ve learned about God so far should give you a hunger to know Him even more. You must never be satisfied with what you know about Him already. Here are four practical benefits of knowing God:
1) Blessing. The more you know God and obey His will, the more you’ll experience His blessings. ‘If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children…’ (Deuteronomy 4:40 NLT)
2) Peace. ‘Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God…’ (2 Peter 1:2 NAS). The more you know God, the more at peace you’ll be. Yes, struggles and setbacks will come, but even then you’ll have a sense of well-being because you’ll feel His nearness
3) Wisdom. Paul prayed that God would give the Ephesians ‘…a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him’ (Ephesians 1:17 NAS). Wisdom is seeing things the right way. Revelation is when God bypasses the limitations of your mind and shows you things you otherwise wouldn’t know. Instead of finding a solution to life’s problems every now and then, you can walk each day in a ‘spirit of wisdom and of revelation.
4) Freedom. ‘…when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods’ (Galatians 4:8 NAS). Without the confidence that comes from knowing God, and your standing before Him, you become a slave to circumstances, emotions, or other people’s opinions. Refuse to live that way. Instead, get to know God better.
Pastor Charity Kamau
Kenyan Community Interdenominational Church