Fuller Knowledge of God
is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ,
whom thou hast sent. John 17:3.
Only by knowing God here can we prepare to meet Him at His coming. . . . But
many of those who profess to believe in Christ do not know God. They have
only a surface religion. They do not love God; they do not study His character;
therefore they do not know how to trust, how to look and live. They do not
know what restful love is, or what it means to walk by faith. . . . They fail
of understanding that it is their duty to receive, in order that they may
by wisdom knows not God. Many have talked eloquently about Him, but their
reasoning brings men no nearer to Him, because they themselves are not in
vital connection with Him. Professing themselves to be wise, they become fools.
Their knowledge of God is imperfect.
by searching find out God, but He has revealed Himself in His Son, who is
the brightness of the Father's glory and the express image of His person.
If we desire a knowledge of God we must be Christlike. . . . Living a pure
life through faith in Christ as a personal Savior will bring to the believer
a clearer, higher conception of God.
is a perfect revelation of God. "No man hath seen God at any time,"
He says; "the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father,
he hath declared him." Only by knowing Christ can we know God. And as
we behold Him, we shall be changed into His image, prepared to meet Him at
His coming. . . .
the time to prepare for the coming of our Lord. Readiness to meet Him cannot
be attained in a moment's time. Preparatory to that solemn scene there must
be vigilant waiting and watching, combined with earnest work. So God's children
glorify Him. Amid the busy scenes of life their voices will be heard speaking
words of encouragement, hope, and faith. All they have and are is consecrated
to the Master's service. Thus they prepare to meet their Lord; and when He
comes, they will say, with joy, "This is our God; we have waited for
him, and he will save us. . . . We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation."
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