Does God Want Us To Know Him?

Not only does God want us to know Him, but He places top priority on it.

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6

Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord ….
Jeremiah 9:23–24

Just pause for a moment and ask yourself this question:

Why wouldn’t God want me to know Him?

Some assert that a revelation of the divine nature to man would increase the prospect of human pride. This eventuality is quite unlikely, however, since God will not reveal Himself to those who are not humble and pure of heart in the first place (Isa. 57:15). If He did, He would be contributing to their moral delinquency. God “resisteth the proud” and He has made it clear that it is the “pure in heart” who shall “see God.”