Here’s a riddle: if God knows everything, then what does.this mean?
But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. ( 1 Corinthians 8:3)
Doesn’t God know everyone? To understand this better, think back to your first day at a new school, where you were a complete stranger. Or your first day of basic training. Or eating alone in a restaurant on a business trip. Remember how you felt? Now, a voice in the crowd, “Hey! I know you!”. You turn and there is an old friend. You are known.
Now, before you connected,.you were known but you didn’t know you were known. You did not experience being known. This illustrates the powerful difference one experiences when, through faith in Jesus, she or he begins a relationship of love with God. Instead of being alone in the crowd in this life, now you are known.