To truly know God, we must know only God. It’s a matter of less being more.
When prioritising knowledge, Dietrich Bonhoeffer said,
“In the knowledge of good and evil man does not understand himself in the reality of the destiny appointed in his origin, but rather in his own possibilities, his possibility of being good or evil. He knows himself now as something apart from God, outside God, and this means that he now knows only himself and no longer knows God at all; for he can know God only if he know only God. The knowledge of good and evil is therefore separation from God.”
Little wonder, A.W. Tozer described the purpose of life as follows,
“Our Lord, in defining eternal life, summed up the supreme goal of human existence: That they might know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
If ever there were a call for: heaven-rending passion, a fully yielded soul, all out effort and absolute single-mindedness, this is that call!
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27, NIV).