Does it really matter whether we know God or not? As long as we sincerely try to be the best we can, it doesn’t really matter whether we truly know Him, right?
Don’t count on it. Jesus said that many will come to him on that final day and say Lord look at all these good and wonderful things that we did. But listen to Jesus’ reply to their false confidence: “Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” Is not the implication clear? Whether or not you really know God has eternal consequences.
2 Thessalonians 1:8 & 9 is likewise quite clear, “[Jesus] will punish those who do not KNOW God…with everlasting destruction.” Knowing God is a matter of heaven and hell. Nothing could be more important. Is there anything more important to you?
Something to think about from the “Kingdom Perspective”.
“Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”