How can I be sure I know God in the right way?
It is fairly normal to question our relationship with God. Just think of Thomas. Jesus loved him and chose him as one of the twelve.
John simplifies it for us. If you want to be sure you know God in the right way, keep his commandments.
John also knows the commandments are about love. Love God. Love everyone else you know or come in contact with. The focus on love makes sure you have the right relationships. It is that simple.
“Here’s how we can be sure that we know God in the right way: Keep his commandments.” ~~Apostle John (1 John 2:2 The Message)