The Bible assumes as a self-evident fact that men can know God with at least the same degree of immediacy as they know any other person or thing that comes within the field of their experience. The same terms are used to express the knowledge of God as are used to express knowledge of physical things. "O taste and see that the LORD is good" (Psalm 34.8). "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces" (Psalm 45.8) "My sheep hear my voice" (John 10.27) "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" (Matthew 5.8) These are but four of countless such passages from the Word of God. And more important than any proof text is the fact that the whole import of Scripture is toward this belief.
What can all this mean except that we have in our hearts organs by means of which we can know God as certainly as we know material things through our familiar five senses? We apprehend the physical world by exercising the faculties given us for that purpose, and we possess spiritual faculties by means of which we can know God and the spiritual world if we will obey the Spirit's urge and begin to use them.
Too many choices, too many distractions, too many trivial pursuits, where does it all end and real living begin? The day to day hustle and jostling for position in this life can lead us in so many directions. Enough to make the weary soul cry out...[ abbreviated | read entire ]