Behold Your God, Impossible to Know God Without His Help
Is it possible to know God without His help? No. That means we are at His mercy. So right off the bat, we cannot do -- or know -- anything without Him.
How should we approach the person of God?
- Reverently. Psalms 25:14 The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant, and reveal to them its meaning.
- With a Pure Heart. Matthew 5:8 Blessed is the pure in heart, for they will see God.
- With Childlikeness. Matthew 11:25-28a At the time Jesus answered and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed it to little children. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him, Come to Me...
- Obediently. John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father and I too will love them and show myself to them.
Allow me to interject some thoughts on a common school of opinion among people.
There's a misconception among Christians that we can say, "I'm not perfect" -- "I'll always be sinner" and "I'm trying to be a good Christian and do the right things" and somehow that admission makes it okay to continue to live the way we like. But that's just not what Christ laid out for us. Yes, it is true we will never obtain perfection, but we are to strive for it. That means being obedient to the teachings of Christ. He clearly says that if we do the things He asked of us we show that we belong to Him, but if we don't, He will disown us to the Father. "Never knew you."
Paul said not to use grace to trample on the cross of Christ.