Knowing God is foundational to our existence. Apart from that knowledge, we are doomed to grope our way through a horizontal maze of meaningless earthly activities. Only those who know God will find their way to purpose and meaning.
But that is only half the story!
Knowing God calls for a response that includes trusting Him, relying on Him, worshipping Him—in a word, loving Him. Scripture is filled with accounts of the God of heaven, reaching out to His people in grace and mercy, showing Himself to be strong and compassionate. Each one is a reason to love Him with all our heart, soul, and mind.