It is best to get guidance from the Bible and especially from Paul. The book of Galatians (AD 49) was the earlier writing of Paul and 2 Timothy (AD 66) was his last. When Paul started his ministry, he motto for life is in Gal 2:20 as shown below:
The key for Christian Living is living by the faith of Christ in us. The mind map below shows an exposition of the verse.
After 17 years of living in Christ, Paul used the word "oido" for know - to know completely. According to Vines 'The differences between ginosko and oida demand consideration:
- ginosko, frequently suggests inception or progress in “knowledge,”
while oida suggests fullness of “knowledge,” '.
Our confidence is in our faithful Saviour - Jesus Christ to complete the work He has given to us. It is so simple - He give and He ensure our victory in life. Let us rest on the fact that He is our assurance that we will live up to His calling for us. We work from this sure foundation of victory and success.