Friday, July 31, 2009


I have this set of books sitting on the floor beside my morning chair that I periodically pull from in my time with God. It is usually disheveled due to little feet that have stepped and twisted and used it as a stool, yet between the covers of these works there lives ideas, words, thoughts that send my spirit into pondering. Today I read some words from A.W. Tozer in a book entitled, The Knowledge of the Holy. Talk about a deep read.

A number of quotes to leave you with as your day of demands begins:
  • What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. (p. 1)
  • Only after an ordeal of painful self-probing are we likely to discover what we actually believe about God. (p. 2)
  • The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him. (p. 3)
  • The heaviest obligation lying upon the Christian Church today is to purify and elevate her concept of God until it is once more worthy of Him--and of her (the Church). (p. 4)
  • (Speaking now of God's incomprehensibility) He is not exactly like anything or anybody. (p. 6)
  • Left to ourselves we tend immediately to reduce God to manageable terms...We want a God we can in some measure control. (p. 8)
  • The yearning to know What cannot be known, to comprehend the Incomprehensible, to touch and taste the Unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep...the soul senses its origin and longs to return to its Source. (p. 9)
  • For while the name of God is secret and His essential nature incomprehensible, He in condescending love has by revelation declared certain things to be true of Himself. These we call His attributes. (p. 11)

So the question to you and to myself is, what comes to our minds when we think about God? How high above us do our thoughts reveal Him to be? He is completely other-than and fully holy. Yet in His great grace has allowed us to know something about Himself, namely through the life and work of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Thank you, Lord God. May YOU in all Your splendour be lifted high in our mortal minds. You alone are worthy, Father. Thank You for graciously redeeming me.

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