Knowing God


Knowing God. Knowing God as your Father.

This site exists so that you can know the truth of your identity, of who you are, chosen by God as His child.

Knowing God named Himself your Father and chose you as His child deepens your sense of who you are.

Knowing God loved you first makes it natural for you to love God in response.

Knowing God chose you first motivates you to choose God and to love God in return.

Knowing God reinforces the truth that God loves you — not for what you do, but for who you are.

Knowing God means that, in response, you determine to love God — not for what He does, but for Who He is.

It is not chance that you’ve found this site.

God, Who names Himself your Father, has waited your entire life for you to begin knowing Him for Who He is.

Throughout your life, your Father God has watched as others have told you their opinions ― and eternally-mistaken conclusions ― about His nature and character. Isn’t it time you begin knowing God based on His Word, not theirs?

Your eternity is established by your conclusions and your beliefs — not theirs.

Here, you’ll find thought-provoking daily posts which offer God’s Word [always in blue] so that you can begin knowing God through His Word, the Bible. Learn what He wants you to know about Who He is.

Your Father God wants you to experience and enjoy — yes, enjoy — relationship with Him.

Daily visit this site and begin knowing God as your Father. Experience and enjoy relationship with God. Today.
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Psalm 51:1-4
1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to the multitude of Your tender mercy and loving-kindness blot out my transgressions. 2Wash me thoroughly [and repeatedly] from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin! 3For I am conscious of my transgressions and I acknowledge them; my sin is ever before me. 4Against You, You only, have I sinned and done that which is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified in Your sentence and faultless in Your judgment.

Psalm 79:8
8O do not [earnestly] remember against us the iniquities and guilt of our forefathers! Let Your compassion and tender mercy speedily come to meet us, for we are brought very low.

Psalm 25:6
6Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercy and loving-kindness; for they have been ever from of old.

Psalm 40:8-11
8I delight to do Your will, O my God; yes, Your law is within my heart. 9I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly [tidings of uprightness and right standing with God]. Behold, I have not restrained my lips, as You know, O Lord. 10I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart; I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not hid away Your steadfast love and Your truth from the great assembly. 11Withhold not Your tender mercy from me, O Lord; let Your loving-kindness and Your truth continually preserve me!

Luke 1:78 -79
78Because of and through the heart of tender mercy and loving-kindness of our God, a Light from on high will dawn upon us and visit [us] 79To shine upon and give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to direct and guide our feet in a straight line into the way of peace.

Psalm 103:1-5
1Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy Name! 2Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits-- 3Who forgives [every one of] all your iniquities, Who heals [each one of] all your diseases, 4Who redeems your life from the pit and corruption, Who beautifies, dignifies, and crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercy; 5Who satisfies your mouth [your necessity and desire at your personal age and situation] with good so that your youth, renewed, is like the eagle's [strong, overcoming, soaring]!

You may know parents who tell their children that they “love” them when they behave perfectly, and these same parents jerk their “love” away so forcefully when the children misbehave that the children reel in emotional upheaval.

Do you agree that basing conditional acceptance on the child’s behavior is not love?

Giving and withdrawing favor is manipulation.

Contrast manipulation with God’s way. No matter the behavior, He extends tender mercy.

Whether the psalmist is repenting of his own sin [as in Psalm 51:1-4], is remembering his ancestor’s sin [Psalm 79:8], or is reminding himself that God does not use love as manipulation [Psalm 40:8-11], the remembrance of God’s tender mercy offers comfort.

Why not take a moment to think about times when your Father God has extended His tender mercy to you in such a way that you could not doubt His love?

Psalm 69:16 16Hear and answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is sweet and comforting; according to Your plenteous [abundant] tender mercy and steadfast love turn to me.

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