We should not, therefore, think of fellowship with other Christians as a spiritual luxury, an optional addition to the exercises of private devotion. We should recognize rather that such fellowship is a spiritual necessity; for God has made us in such a way that our fellowship with himself is fed by our fellowship with fellow-Christians, … Continue reading Fellowship=Spiritual Necessity
“’In him was life’ (Jn. 1:4). Here is the Word animating. There is no physical life in the realm of created things except in and through him. Here is the Bible answer to the problem of the origin and continuance of life in all its forms: life is given and maintained by the Word. Created … Continue reading He Knows Our Frame
What matters supremely, therefore is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it-the fact that he knows me. I am graven on the palms of his hands. I am never out of his mind. All my knowledge of him depends on his sustained initiative in … Continue reading His Care Never Falters
…you can have all the right notions in your head without ever tasting in your heart the realities to which they refer; and a simple Bible reader and a sermon hearer who is full of the Holy Spirit will develop a far deeper acquaintance with his God and Savior than a more learned scholar who … Continue reading Do You Simply Learn Knowledge?
What makes life worthwhile is having a big enough objective, something which catches our imagination and lays hold of our allegiance; and this the Christian has in a way that no other person has. For what higher, more exalted, and more compelling goal can there be than to know God? -J.I. Packer, Knowing God
This morning I was reading Knowing God, by J.I. Packer. He was making the point that those that know God (as opposed to just having knowledge of Him), think great thoughts of Him. He was talking about the truth of God that Daniel prayed during the entire book of Daniel. He made a comment that … Continue reading How Do You Pray?
...yet interest in theology, and knowledge about God, and the capacity to think clearly and talk well on christian themes, is not all the same thing as knowing him. We may know as much about God as Calvin knew-indeed, if we study his works dilligently, sooner or later we shall-and yet all the time (unlike … Continue reading Knowledge vs. Knowing