Thursday, November 05, 2009
Knowledge of God and Known by God
1 Cor 8:3 states, "but anyone who loves God is known by him," and based on this Richard Hays writes:
“The initiative in salvation comes from God, not from us. It is God who loves us first, God who elects us and delivers us from the power of sin and death. Therefore what counts is not so much our knowledge of God as God’s knowledge of us” (Richard Hays, First Corinthians, 138).