What’s important is not to know facts and information, but to be known by God. Knowledge, without being connected to the person of God, is worth nothing, and actually prevents one from knowing him.

But if someone loves God, he is known by God.
1 Corinthians 8:3 NET

Knowledge about God is essential to know God, but more than mere knowledge is needed. Love is the connector.

And not just any love, but that which (you knew I was going to say this) obeys God, for Jesus said, “If you love me, you will obey my commandments” (John 14:15). Only with obedient love will the Father come to us to know us (John 14:23).

It’s instructive in the verse above that Paul does not say we will know God, but that he will know us. The initiative is always with him. Paul reflects this also in Galatians 4:9.

Lord God, my greatest goal is to know you, or, better, to be known by you. Help me to have not only knowledge of your nature and character, but a love which promptly obeys your commandments.

What do you think?