Friday, December 26, 2008

The Knowledge of the Holy

I've been reading A.W. Tozer's "The Knowledge of the Holy". I've read it before, but this time I really want to study it. A few of Tozer's thoughts have been highlighted in my book and in my mind:
"Low views of God destroy the gospel for all who hold them."
"When the Scripture states that man was made in the image of God, we dare not add to that statement the idea from our own head and make it mean "in the exact image." To do so is to make man a replica of God, and that is to lose the unicity of God and end with no God at all."
"If we insist upon trying to imagine Him, we end with an idol, made not with hands but with thoughts; and an idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hands."
"Of what God is conscious when He is conscious of self, only He knows."

My prayer is that I would develop a more reverent view of God. A view that does not compartmentalize Him in my mind, but rests solely on what He has chosen to reveal about Himself through His word and His Spirit.