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Knowing God

Hosea 6:3 (NLT): “Oh that we might know the Lord.”
Hosea 6:6 (NLT): “I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.”
Wow! To think that we mere mortals can know almighty God, who created the universe and knows all things! According to verse 6 our relationship to Him is more important than what we do for Him. This word “know” doesn’t mean just knowing about God but knowing Him personally.
In the New Testament, Paul said, “That I may know Him (experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His person more completely). (Phil 3:10 AMP).
That would seem hard to attain. How can we know God? Well, John tells us in 1 John 4:7 (TPT) that, “everyone who loves is fathered by God and experiences an intimate knowledge of Him.” So, developing our “love life” would be a good place to start and of course we grow in our knowledge of God by spending time with Him (just like we would with any human person we wanted to get to know). It all gets back to the Bible and prayer!
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