We live in the information age. Never before in history has the increase of knowledge been so rapid. For thousands of years of human history we only added to our knowledge. Today, knowledge multiplies. We used to measure the doubling of knowledge in centuries. Now we measure it in months. We are all traveling on the information highway and at breakneck speed.
Having so much knowledge available to us is a wonderful thing. But there is an area of knowledge that is much more wonderful and far more important than anything else we might seek to know. And that is how do you know that you know God. The truth of the Scripture is that we can know!
John tells us “we know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands.” The real litmus test is that we obey Him. Obedience is essential for the Christian life. By obedience we can know for sure that we know Him.
Many people evaluate their Christian life based on their experiences they have with God. But experiences are never to be a litmus test designed to prove that we have a relationship with God. They are subjective in nature and God is gracious to both believer and unbeliever alike.
Obedience, however, tells us where our heart really is. If our desire is to please God, then we will obey Him. Faith is always validated by works. We can know that we know Him if we obey Him. All the knowledge in the world cannot compare to knowing this.