Knowing God and Him knowing You

Galatians 4:9, “But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God….”

            Do you know God, and does He know you? For us to properly answer that question, we must first understand what the word know means. The Greek word for know is ginosko. It is the same word used in the bible when a husband and wife consummate the marriage. It refers to intimacy. So, when Paul uses it in the above verse, he is asking whether we are intimate with God, and is God intimate with us. The first part of the previous statement wont surprise a lot of you, but the second one will. God is omniscient. He knowledgeable about everything. Just because He is knowledgeable about everything doesn’t mean He is intimate with everyone. The truth behind intimacy is you must let each other in.

            So, I ask you again, are you intimate with God, and is He intimate with you?

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