My wife and I have been married 38 years, so you would think we would know each other pretty well. But I am still finding out things about her I never knew. Just the other day, for example, I learned that she really likes musicals. That was new to me!
It takes a lifetime to get to know someone well. The same is true in getting to know God. In today’s Bible reading, Jeremiah said that if we are to “glory” or boast in anything, it should be that we know God (Jer. 9:24). And Paul prayed that believers would “walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Col. 1:10).
We cannot learn all there is to know about the Lord in a few weeks, months, or even years. It’s an ongoing process that involves reading and studying His Word, praying, and learning from other believers. Growing in our knowledge of Him can be as thrilling 50 years from now as it is today. In fact, I believe that throughout eternity we will still be learning new things about our God (Eph. 2:7).
Begin spending time with the Lord now. Make Him a priority in your daily schedule. And He will make Himself known to you in new and exciting ways.
To walk close by Your side, my dear Savior,
To be led by You, doing each task,
To feast richly on grace at Your table,
And to know You is all that I ask. —Somerville
Time spent with God is time well spent.