Seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling â€“ everyday, we use our senses and our minds to learn more about ourselves and the world around us. By using our senses, we can know about the physical world that surrounds us. But what about spiritual matters? Can we know these things also?
We can KNOW God.
â€œBe still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earthâ€ (Psalm 46:10)!
â€œAnd this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sentâ€ (John 17:3).
â€œI am the Good Shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My ownâ€ (John 10:14).
We can KNOW that we are sinners.
â€œHow many are my iniquities and sins? Make me know my transgression and my sinâ€ (Job 13:23).
â€œO God, You know my foolishness; and my sins are not hidden from Youâ€ (Psalm 69:5).
â€œâ€¦Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the Lord your God, and the fear of Me is not in you, Says the Lord God of hostsâ€ (Jeremiah 2:19).
â€œNow we know that whatever the law (ten commandments, etc.) says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sinâ€ (Romans 3:19, 20).
We can KNOW the way of salvation.
â€œAnd you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you freeâ€ (John 8:32).
â€œTherefore let all â€¦ know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christâ€ (Acts 2:36).
â€œAnd you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sinâ€ (1 John 3:5).
â€œTherefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man (Jesus Christ) is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone who believes is justified fromÂ all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Mosesâ€ (Acts 13:38, 39).
We can KNOW that we are saved.
â€œMy sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My handâ€ (John 10:27, 28).
â€œThese things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of Godâ€ (1 John 5:13).
â€œâ€¦For I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Dayâ€ (2 Timothy 1:12).