Monday, March 12, 2012

Knowing God: His Majesty

“Look at the world’s great ones - the governors whose laws and policies determine the welfare of millions; the would-be world rulers, the dictators and empire builders, who have it in their power to plunge the globe into war. Think of Sennacherib and Nebuchadnezzar; think of Alexander, Napoleon, Hitler. Think today, of Clinton and Saddam Hussein. Do you suppose that it is really these top men who determine which way the world shall go? Think again, for God is greater than the world’s great men. Isaiah 40:22-23 'It is he....that bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.' Behold your God!

“Fellowship with God, trust in His word, living by faith, standing on the promises of God, are essentially the same realities for us today as they were for Old and New Testament believers. If that is the case, how can we justify ourselves in resting content with an experience of communion with Him, and a level of Christian conduct, that falls so far below them?”

Adapted from J. I. Packer’s Knowing God

I have been so blessed in the reading of this book for the Lent season. Stay tuned in here for more excerpts from this great book, or follow me on Twitter for daily quotes about God! Follow #KnowingGod to catch every one.

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