“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”
In the Scriptures, four men had a relationship with the LORD that seemed to stand out above the rest. The relationship of these men was not such that they said they had a special relationship, but it was a relationship that God identified as a special relationship. It is easy for an individual to say that they are close to God, but a person has achieved a spiritual status that is rare when God is the one who points out the closeness of their relationship.
Every believer should desire to be so close to God that God Himself says that they are close. It is sad that more believers have a closer relationship with the world than they do with the God who saved them from Hell. When you look at these four men whose relationship with God was pointed out by God, you learn some lessons that can help you to get closer to God. Let me share these four men and what caused God to point out their unique relationship with Him.
God says about Abraham in the verse above, “I know him…” The thing that God pointed out about Abraham was that he made sure that his family kept the way of the LORD and walked in His ways. If you want to have a close relationship with the LORD, you would be wise to keep the LORD as your primary focus in your family. It is not good enough that you walk with the LORD, but God should be able to depend upon you that you will influence your family to walk with Him.
David was another man whom God pointed out. The thing that God said about David was that he was a “man after his own heart.” (Acts 13:22) God loved it that David was constantly pursuing God’s heart to get to know Him better. Let me ask you; is your life a constant pursuit of getting to know God’s heart in everything that you do? You will never fail nor be disappointed in discovering the heart of God if you will take the time to walk with Him daily. The believer whose heart desires to learn about the heart of God will never be disillusioned when it is discovered.
Enoch was also known to have a special place with God. God said about Enoch in Genesis 5:24, “And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” In a day of evil and selfishness, Enoch still walked with God and never let the environment of his day pull him away from his daily walk with the LORD. You will never get close to the LORD if you are more interested in being accepted by society than you are with walking with God. Enoch was so close to God that God felt it was better that he just continue to walk in Heaven because of their closeness with each other. You should desire to have such a closeness with God that He would say that you walk with Him.
Moses was a person whom God said that He knew face-to-face. Deuteronomy 34:10 says about Moses’ relationship with God, “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,” How familiar is God with your presence? My friend, the more you get to know God, the more your countenance will change into His likeness. God knew Moses face to face, and His countenance revealed it. If you will get to know God in an intimate manner like Moses, you will find that others will see God’s countenance shine through you.