Our knowledge of the Lord is progressive. We will always know Him better. Nobody will know everything about Him at once. The bible says, “They that know their God shall be strong and do exploits.” My desire is to show you the marks of the man who knows the Lord.
1.He is born again: If you ever see or meet any man who claims that he is a child or servant of God and you cannot see the fruits/evidences of salvation in his life, such a person simply does not know the Lord.
2.He is a doer of God's word: A man who knows the Lord will be a doer of God's word. He may not know the whole Bible but the little he knows he will do. That a man knows the Bible does not mean he knows the Lord. But you will never see a man that knows the Lord and will not know the Bible eventually (James 1:22 – 25).
3.He has knowledge of God’s Power and Grace: Don't forget Daniel 11:32, "They that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits." As good as this is, it is not a good yardstick. This is because the power of God can still be in a person’s life when God Himself is no longer there e.g. Samson (Judges 16: 20b).
4.He knows the ways of the Lord: To know God's ways is to know His principles and patterns. God's methods are not always the same but His principles are the same everywhere (Exodus 33:12 – 17; Hebrews 3:7 – 11; Psalm 103:7).
5.He is strong and does exploit for the Lord: They are reference points in the eternal purpose of God.
PRAYER: Father, help me to know your ways and to follow them in detail in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 42:18-43:34, Matthew 13:47-14:12, Psalm 18:16-36, Proverbs 4:7-10