How can we know God?


Proverbs 3:5. 5Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

We’ve been looking at Proverbs 3:5 for the past couple of days and today we will add verse six, which is the conclusion of the proverb. What is Solomon telling his children to do in verse six? To acknowledge God simply means to know him. But how do we know God in all our ways?

There’s a big difference between knowing about God and knowing God, isn’t there? You can know about Michael Jordan without knowing Michael Jordan. Is there someone you know a lot about but you don’t really know them? God doesn’t want us to simply know about him; he wants us to know him. To love him. To understand him. To trust him. And he wants us to do this in all our ways.

Did you know that everything you do is a chance to know God better? We don’t only know God at church or when we are reading the Bible. We can know God better all day long in whatever we’re doing. Practicing piano – know God better. Doing math homework – trust God more. Playing with friends – care about what God cares about.

How can we know God in ALL our ways? Because Jesus is with us ALL the time. Jesus is practicing piano, doing math homework, and playing with your friends with you. Because Jesus is always with us we can know God better and better no matter what we are doing. Jesus is teaching us about himself in all our ways.

Because of Jesus we can really know God, not just about God.

With Jesus no matter what we are doing we can know him more.


Have the kids share facts about someone famous that they know ABOUT. Talk about the difference in knowing about someone and really knowing them.


Jesus, you are always with me, knowing me. Help me to know you more and more each day. Amen.


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