We often think that faith comes before knowledge but, actually, knowledge is first. We cannot have faith in Christ until we learn of Him; it is impossible to believe in something you know nothing of. We learn of Christ, His attributes, His character, His promises and then we have faith in Him, in who He is, in what He does. As we act faith, our knowledge grows. We learn that He is who He says He is and He will do what He promises to do. His word is sure. Knowing that, our faith increases, as do our faithful actions. This, in turn, leads to a greater knowledge of His goodness and grace, which leads to greater acts of faith. Faith and knowledge form a positive feedback loop that spiral upwards, bringing us into God’s presence.
“And this is life eternal that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou has sent.” (John 17: 3)