Saturday, October 10, 2009

Knowing God

Daniel 11:32
(32) He shall seduce with flattery those who violate the covenant, but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.

This comes in a long passage describing various battles and changes of power. I believe that there is some consensus that this has to do with the Maccabean Revolt, which is where the holiday of Hannukah comes from. The Maccabeans knew their God and were ready to fight back.

Do you know your God? If so, how do you know Him? Do you know Him through your own sense of how a God should be? Is He merely a God of love? Is He a God of wrath? How do you know Him if at all?

He reveals Himself to us through Scripture. Yes, general revelation in the form of nature helps too. I don't understand how biologists can be atheists, but I know that many manage it. We know Him personally through His special revelation to His people. That is the God that demands our worship. It would be one thing if He merely demanded it, but He also deserves it. Let's worship the God who IS rather than the God that we create in our imaginations.

1 comment:

Joshua said...

I don't understand how biologists can be atheists

My thoughts exactly.