Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | May 16, 2022

Knowing God

I was Deeply Moved by this Inspiring Devotional from Jeff Wells and Wanted to Share it with my Readers!

Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NASB)
God is looking for the man or woman who thirsts to know him.  He is looking for the person who longs to be close to him, to be one of his intimates, to know him personally.
This is not the person who is enamored by wisdom or money or riches.  This person will not be enamored by the things that the world is enamored with.  He will not be over impressed by the wealthy and the powerful of the world.  He will not be awed by those who are mighty in athletic performance.  Nor will this person be unduly moved by the scholars and the writers who accumulate degrees and publications.
No, this is the person who has caught a glimpse of glory and who breathes the breath of eternity.  This is the person who has seen God and has never gotten over it.  This is the person who is impressed with God himself, with the Creator not with his creatures.  This is the one who longs to know God and understand God and be close to God.  This is the one who knows that God is the Lord, the almighty and sovereign God.  This is the one who knows that God is the God of steadfast love and justice and righteousness in the earth.  This is the one who knows that God is good and God is great, and it is the privilege of our lives to know this God.
Where are the people like this?  The people who thirst to know God?
To know God is our highest good and our deepest joy.  To know God is more life-giving and more soul-thrilling than anything else.  To know God is our purpose, our mission, our life.   To know God is the glory of a human life.     

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