“Then you will know that I am the Lord, when I have dealt with you in behalf of My name, not according to your evil ways or according to your corrupt deeds, house of Israel,” declares the Lord God. – Ezekiel 20:44
When God introduced Himself to Moses at the burning bush, He said, “Call me YHWH.” YHWH means “I AM” and affirms God’s self-existent, unchanging nature. In other words, God was saying that He is who He has always been and will always be. He never changes. He is immutable.
After that meeting, God continued to reveal Himself to Israel: as He delivered them from Egypt, as He gave them His law, and as He provided for their needs through manna, water, and quail. Ultimately, God would reveal Himself by His grace, when for His own name’s sake, He preserved an Israel that deserved to be eradicated.
Truly, God’s grace best reveals His glory, and it is by the Son, Jesus Christ, and the indwelling Holy Spirit that God’s grace and glory are fully displayed and received. If you know this, then you know Him.
The chief purpose of life, for any of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks. – J. R. R. Tolkien