Saturday, March 24, 2012

Journaling The Knowledge of the Holy #3

Well, I finished the book today! It was such a short read--in a way. Yet it definitely had depth and substance. If you're worried that you won't get your money's worth out of this one because it is so short, so slim, don't worry. It is definitely worth it!

The chapters I read today included, "The Immutability of God," "The Divine Omniscience," "The Wisdom of God," "The Omnipotence of God," "The Divine Transcendence," "God's Omnipresence," "The Faithfulness of God," "The Goodness of God," "The Justice of God," "The Mercy of God," "The Grace of God," "The Love of God," "The Holiness of God," "The Sovereignty of God," "The Open Secret."

From "The Wisdom of God"
The idea of God as infinitely wise is at the root of all truth. (60)
From "The Faithfulness of God"
All that God does agrees with all that God is, and being and doing are one in Him. (79)
I think it might be demonstrated that almost every heresy that has afflicted the church through the years has arisen from believing about God things that are not true, or from overemphasizing certain true things so as to obscure other things equally true. To magnify any attribute to the exclusion of another is to head straight for one of the dismal swamps of theology; and yet we are all constantly tempted to do just that. (79)
We can hold a correct view of truth only by daring to believe everything God has said about Himself. It is a grave responsibility that a man takes upon himself when he seeks to edit out of God's self-revelation such features as he in his ignorance deems objectionable. (80)
From "The Goodness of God"
The whole outlook of mankind might be changed if we could all believe that we dwell under a friendly sky and that the God of heaven, though exalted in power and majesty, is eager to be friends with us. (83)
From "The Grace of God"
We benefit eternally by God's being just what He is. Because He is what He is, He lifts up our heads out of the prison house, changes our prison garments for royal robes, and makes us to eat bread continually before Him all the days of our lives. Grace takes its rise far back in the heart of God, in the awful and incomprehensible abyss of His holy being; but the channel through which it flows out to men is Jesus Christ, crucified and risen. (93)
From "The Love of God"
The love of God is one of the great realities of the universe, a pillar upon which the hope of the world rests. but it is a personal, intimate thing, too. God does not love populations, He loves people. He loves not masses, but men. He loves us all with a mighty love that has no beginning and can have no end. (102)

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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