Do you Know God?

We can know God

We can get to know God because He made us in His own image ( Genesis 1:27 ). Yet He is a Spirit ( John 4:44 ) so it is in this sense that we are like Him. Nevertheless, he became flesh to dwell among us in the person of Jesus Christ.

To know a person is to be able to anticipate how they respond to situations, what they like and dislike, what they will and will not do, and most importantly, whether we can rely on them or not. So, we can know these things about God by studying the life of Jesus Christ. Let me encourage you to begin reading the life of Jesus as recorded by those who knew Him best.

Meet Jesus in the Gospels

Matthew describes Him from the perspective of Son of David. David was a King in Israel 1000 years earlier. He wrote many of the psalms and is described as the sweet psalmist of Israel and a man after GodÂ’s own heart. God promised David "You will always have a Son to sit on your throne". So, although Israel lost sovereignty of their land in 606 BC (not regaining it until 1948), yet the family of David continued and according to the genealogical table, Jesus inherited the title King of the Jews. However, the nation rejected Him as King and had Him crucified. The legal charge for which He was crucified was written over the cross "Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews".

Matthew presents much teaching of the kingdom of Heaven which is to be established on earth when Jesus returns.

Mark presents Jesus as the servant who came "not to be served, but to serve and give his life a ransom for many". So, it is full of the mighty works Jesus did as he helped people in their distress.

Luke presents Jesus in his humanity. He records more details of His birth and ministry with particular emphasis on the relevance of Jesus to all humanity, not just the Jews.

John was possibly the disciple closest to Jesus in the personal sense and he seeks to unveil Jesus as the Son of God, doing the Fathers will, one with the Father, the one through whom we can come to the Father. It is a very personal detailed account a few particular events in the life of Jesus where Jesus true nature is revealed.

So, start where you will, but read the account for yourself in the New Testament, looking to see what kind of person Jesus was. You will be surprised.

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