“Knowing God: Goal of All Christian Doctrine 認識神是基督教教義的目標“（Psalm 詩篇 5:1-4, 7）
Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. … But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down towards your holy temple.
The prayer time of a great man of prayer like David is focused on God. David meditated on God’s righteous characters. His ground of confidence was God’s mercy. His worship was based not on his feelings but on his reverence for a righteous, merciful God. The ultimate goal of all Christian doctrine is to know God Himself. To know God well a Christian must think on Him unceasingly. Sustained and intelligently directed meditation on the Persons of God is imperative. To seek God apart from His own self-disclosure in the inspired Scriptures is not only futile but dangerous. There must be also a knowledge of and complete trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Redeemer.
Prayer: Father God, we often come to prayer so full of our request or our feelings that we never consciously focus on you and sense your presence. We know that our actions do matter before you who hate all wickedness. Help us to know and love you more honouring you at the beginning of our day and setting the tone for an entire day dedicated unto you. Amen.