Getting to Know God

I thirst for knowledge, knowledge about God. A. W. Tozer has pulled back the curtain and granted us a glimpse of God. Tozer was a pastor and author of “The Knowledge of the Holy,” which is a clear, simple, and interesting work dealing with the attributes of God. Therein he writes of “The Self-Sufficiency of God.”

“Were all human beings suddenly to become blind, still the sun would shine by day and the stars by night, for these owe nothing to the millions who benefit from their light. So, were every man on earth to become an atheist, it could not affect God in any way. He is what He is in Himself without regard for any other. To believe in Him adds nothing to His perfection, to doubt Him takes nothing away.

“What peace it brings to the Christian’s heart to realize that our Heavenly Father never differs from Himself. In coming to Him at any time, we need not wonder whether we shall find Him in a receptive mood. He is always receptive to misery and need, as well as to love and faith. He does not keep office hours nor set aside periods when He will see no one. Neither does He change His mind regarding anything.”

In summary, God is God and what we think of Him, either good or bad, does not change His character or affect His nature, He is the one constant in our ever changing world. With Him there is no variableness. 

You will find Him best revealed in the silent sanctuary of His Word, the Bible. You will find Him knowable and loveable in all of His relations with you.

He is trustworthy.

If you want to know yourself better get to know Him better for you are made in His likeness. We try to make God physically like us with human features.  Instead we should strive to make us like Him spiritually. A starting characteristic is one that can change ourselves and those around us. It is found in this, “God is love.” Daily try to be like God in all things. That will mean we will love the unloving, unlovely, and unlovable. That includes those who are unlikable, unlike us, and don’t like us. Just think, God loves all of those. When the Bible says, “God so loved the world….,” “world” is code language for those noted above.

Here is good news, “world” includes you. God so loved you, He sent His Son on a rescue mission that not only provides the ultimate gift of an eternal  home in heaven with Him, but with the bonus blessing of His presence with you until you get home with Him.

I don’t know what you think of God, but I do know what God thinks of you. He loves you and wants the best for you. Every act of disobedience to Him is the forfeiture of blessings for you. Get to know Him better, love Him more, and be more blessed.