Chapter 2 of Knowing God is entitled “The People Who Know Their God.” The focus passage for this chapter is the Book of Daniel, and here are some quotes:
A little knowledge of God is worth more than a great deal of knowledge about Him.
One can know a great deal about God without much knowledge of Him.
One can know a great deal about godliness without much knowledge of God. It depends on the sermons one hears, the books one reads, and the company one keeps.
Those who know their God are sensitive to situations in which God’s truth and honour are being directly or tacitly jeopardized, and rather than let the matter go by default will force the issue on men’s attention and seek thereby to compel a change of heart about it—even at personal risk.
Men who know their God are before anything else men who pray, and the first point where their zeal and energy for God’s glory come to expression is in their prayers… If, however, there is in us little energy for such prayer, and little consequent practice of it, this is a sure sign that as yet we scarcely know our God.
They may find the determination of the right course to take agonisingly difficult, but once they are clear on it they embrace it boldly and without hesitation.
First, we must recognize how much we lack knowledge of God. We must learn to measure ourselves, not by our knowledge about God, not by our gifts and responsibilities in the church, but by how we pray and what goes on in our hearts.
Grace and Peace