“Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know. But if any man love God, the same is known of Him.” 1 Corinthians 8:1-3 (KJV)
Knowledge is a wonderful thing. It is a blessing we have received from our Creator. Paul was speaking to a Church living in a profligate society; and the sad thing is they were also participating in that society; living as where no one could tell the difference from Christian and non-Christian.
To love God is more important than “Knowledge”; and the one who loves God is “Known of Him”. One can be “Known of Him” only by way of God’s way. That is the cross of Jesus Christ. The cross of Christ Jesus is the only way to God; to love God, and to be “Known of Him”.
There will be some who will say, “Well, I thought God knew everyone.” He knows who you are; He knows your name; He knows every detail about your life. However, to be “Known of Him” is an intimate, personal relationship where both God and you walk together. It is God’s salvation.
“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
-Tim A. Blankenship