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We Do Not Know Him

September 29, 2018


We Do Not Know Him

God is everywhere.     There is nowhere  that we can go  that He is not there also.     No matter where we are,  what we are doing,  or what we are thinking,  the LORD knows  all about it.     But,  what do we really know  about God?

In Job 36:26,  Elihu says,

Behold,  God is exalted,  and we do not know Him.

All the angels praise  and exalt God,  along with all the saints.     There are many Bible verses,  especially in the Psalms,  that speak  of all creation praising the Lord — whether it be the sky,  sea,  rocks,  trees — all things praise the LORD.     Each thing  in creation  is marvelously made  and serves a purpose,  so that just its being  is a loud song  of praise  to the LORD.

We can see God’s wisdom  and power  in all of creation.     It’s so obvious  that He is almighty.     Even though we can praise God  for His power and wisdom,  we still don’t really “know Him”.     We have not seen Him,  though He is always with us.

God gives us  our breath,  but, “we do not  know Him”.     God has made us  so that our bodies can heal themselves  in many different instances,  but, “we do not  know Him”.     God provides for our needs — often even  without our asking,  but,  “we do not  know Him”.     We depend upon the rising and setting  of the sun  and the changing  of the seasons,  but,  “we do not  know Him”.     We sing His praises  and lift up our petitions  to Him, and still, “we do not  know Him”.

When Paul tried  to describe the love  of God  in 1 Corinthians 13:9-13,  he had to say,

For we know  in part,  and we prophesy  in part;  but when the perfect comes,  the partial will be done away.

When I was a child,  I used to speak  as a child,  think  as a child,  reason  as a child;  when I became a man,  I did away  with childish things.

For now we see  in a mirror dimly,  but then  face to face;  now I know  in part,  but then  I shall know fully  just as I also  have been  fully known.

But now abide  faith,  hope,  love,  these three;  but the greatest of these is love.

God is love  in all its purity and fullness.     There is no greater love.     We seek love  in this world.     It’s all around us  in God Almighty  as He gently points it out to us  in His creation,  His power of salvation  in Jesus Christ,  and in the promises  in His word.     And yet,  “we do not  know Him”.

We can get to know our Lord and Savior better  by studying His word  and abiding  in His word.     But,  we will not fully  “know Him”  and all that He has done for us  until we reach  our heavenly home.     What an awesome  and humbling experience  that will be.

In the meantime,  let us pay attention  to His every single word,  so that we can realize  just a little bit  of His love  for us here.     Then we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  open my eyes,  ears,  heart  and mind  to know you better  each day.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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