How to Know God
"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart."
As Abraham was "a friend of God" by his submission and obedience to God, you too can come to know God and experience His mercy, peace, and blessing. Knowing God by truly submitting to Him in trust is the most important experience of life. How wonderful that God reveals Himself to all who seek Him with their whole heart!
If you turn from going your own way and truly submit yourself to God, His Spirit will live in you. Nothing will be able to separate you from His love as you trust His promises and follow Him in obedience. He will be your God, and you will be His own treasured possession. You will discover that He purchased you at great cost, and He wants to have fellowship with you, now and for eternity.
Ask God to give you understanding as you study these pages of quotation from God's Word. God inspired godly men to write these words and has miraculously preserved them through the generations in spite of all attempts of Satan to stamp them out.
Scripture references throughout this webpage are taken from the Bible: the Law (Torah), the Psalms (Zabur), the writings of the prophets, and the Gospel (Injil). The Bible text used is from the New King James Version 1979, 1980, 1982, Thomas Nelson Inc., and Publishers. Used by permission.
THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE GOD
"The LORD our God, the LORD is one! You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might." Deuteronomy 6:4b, 5 For thus says the LORD, who created the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who has established it, who did not create it in vain, who formed it to be inhabited: "I am the LORD, and there is no other." Isaiah 45:18 "That all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God; there is no other." 1 Kings 8:60 "I am the LORD, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another." Isaiah 42:8 "You are My witnesses," says the LORD, "and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the LORD, and besides Me there is no savior." Isaiah 43:10, 11 "Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other." Isaiah 45:22
GOD IS MERCIFUL AND GRACIOUS
The LORD is merciful and gracious; slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him. Psalm 103:8, 11 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him,...and to those, who remember His commandments to do them.. Psalm 103:17a, 18b who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity . . . because He delights in mercy. Micah 7:18 Through the LORD'S mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22, 23 Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His mercies. Lamentations 3:32 With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful. Psalm 18:25a Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 "For I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in loving. Kindness..." Jonah 4:2b
GOD LOVES YOU
The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindness I have drawn you." Jeremiah 31:3 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 "I have loved you," says the LORD. Malachi 1:2a As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear Him. Psalm 103:13 Indeed it was for my own peace that I had great bitterness; but You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, for You have cast all my sins behind Your back. Isaiah 38:17 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:16a, 19 "The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you in His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." Zephaniah 3:17 How precious is Your loving-kindness, O God! Psalm 36:7a
THE GREATEST THING IN LIFE IS TO KNOW GOD
But the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. Daniel 11:32b "But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, exercising loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the LORD. Jeremiah 9:24 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart! Psalm 119:2 "I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days." Deuteronomy 30:19b, 20a For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. Hosea 6:6 As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. Psalm 42:1 And He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Exodus 33:14
LIVING INDEPENDENTLY OF GOD IS FATAL
"The LORD is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you." 2 Chronicles 15:2b "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?' Jeremiah 17:9 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. Proverbs 16:25 For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment; then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment. 2 Peter 2:4,9 "However, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you." 1 Samuel 12:15a "If anyone does not abide In Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned." John 15:6 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the future of the wicked shall be cut off. Psalm 37:38
TO KNOW GOD WE MUST SEEK HIM
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 If you...search...as for hidden treasures; then you will...find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:4, 5 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarded of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 "I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me." Proverbs 8:17 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. Lamentations 3:25 "And He has made from one blood every nation of men so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us." Acts 17:26a, 27 "But as for me, I would seek God, and to God I would commit my cause." Job 5:8
GOD WANTS US TO COME TO HIM
"For the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn His face from you if you return to Him." 2 Chronicles 30:9b For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. Psalm 86:5 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8a The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth. Psalm 145:18 "Come now, and let us reason together," says the LORD, "though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. “Isaiah 1:18 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28,29 "The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." John 6:37b "Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." Isaiah 55:1