Scripture Passage: Luke 10:21
Luke 10:21 says that God has “hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes.”
We are neither too intelligent nor unintelligent to believe in God and know Him personally!
Psalm 19 gives us three ways in which God speaks to us, and in return, we can know God personally, intimately, and assuredly.
First, God has confirmed His words in the heavens: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork…” (Psalm 19:1). The heavens also declare God’s greatness. The vastness of the Universe, along with its small intricacies, demonstrates God’s power.
Adrian Rogers says, “There are no laws of nature; they are God’s laws that nature obeys. Science only discovers what God had already put there.”
The heavens declare the goodness of God: “Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge” (Psalm 19:2). It is God who daily maintains the fixed order in the Universe and provides everything it needs to give us life. His mercies are new every morning. (See Lamentations 3:23.)
God also speaks to us by placing His converting Word in our hands. We have access to Scripture, which is His very word. We ought to marvel at the Bible and celebrate its many virtues. It is inerrant, infallible, foundational, and full of God’s promises.
Adrian Rogers says, “Every sentence, every jot, every tittle, every syllable is put in Scripture by the mind and purpose of God.”
The value of the Scriptures is precious, “more desirable than fine gold” (Psalm 19:10).
They are protective, for “by them Your servant is warned” (Psalm 19:11).
They are profitable, for “in keeping them there is great reward” (Psalm 19:11).
Finally, we can know God through His convicting Word in our hearts. By the Holy Spirit in our hearts, the Scriptures we read can become real.
Psalm 19:12 says, “Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.”
The Holy Spirit cleanses our wicked and deceitful hearts. When we hand our control over to the Spirit, He brings us into communion with the Father. This is the only way we can know Him personally, intimately, and assuredly.
Apply it to your life
Do you feel distant from God? Remember, by the Word of God in the heavens, in our hands, and in our hearts, we can know God personally.