Not only is it important to know yourself well, but it is essential to know God well. I love to read the Psalms. I love to read how David talked to God. This is a man who clearly knew who God is and understood both His greatness as well as His goodness. No wonder God regarded David as “a man after God’s own heart.” Reading God’s Word is the best way to know and really understand who God is. Reading is just the start. It is also important to believe what you read and to believe that it relates personally to you. The Bible has often been called God’s love letter to us. It’s true. He wrote the Bible so we could know Him better and begin to understand how very much He loves us.
It is also important to talk to God frequently. It is hard to trust someone you never talk to. The more you know Him, the more you will love Him and want to put your full trust in Him. God, who has promised to never leave us or forsake us, puts out His loving arms and invites us to come to Him and completely trust Him. You will never be sorry!
Beth Moore, A Woman and Her God (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008).
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The Early Years / Psalm 19, 8, 29
The Exile / Psalm 37, 59, 52
The Exile, Part 2 / Psalm 56, 54, 57
The King / Psalm 18, 33
The King, Part 2 / Psalm 24, 110, 60
The Tears of the Penitent / Psalm 51, 32
Chastisements / Psalm 41, 39, 55
The Songs of the Fugitive / Psalm 3, 4, 63, 62, 37