How Can We Know God?

Taste and see that the Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8, NIV)

How can we come to know the sovereign God of the Bible? We can’t see him, hear him, taste him, touch him, or smell him. God is invisible. More than that, he is incomprehensible.

This really is about the most fundamental question a human being can ever ask: How can I know God? How could we, a small fragment of the creation, in such a small window in time, ever expect to know the glory of the Creator who is eternal? Is that even possible?

Imagine taking your electric shaver with you on a trip to Europe. You find an adapter and plug it into the 240-volt electric supply there. Do you know what would happen? It would fry! Why? Because your razor, which is designed for a 120-volt electric supply, would be overwhelmed.

In the same way, if you were to take all the power and glory of the eternal God and communicate it down to our little brains, exactly the same thing would happen! A storm of thunder and lightning is overwhelming to us. How much more the glory of our awesome Creator?

How do you answer the question, “How can I know God?” How does your answer show itself in the way that you live?

How Can We Know God

Colin Smith (@PastorColinS) is senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and a Council member with The Gospel Coalition.

Date Posted: Mar 13th, 2017