On Knowing God

The Highest Science[1]

So let us learn about God and come to know God in the fullest, biblical sense. Jesus encouraged us to do this when he said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Mt. 11:28-29). This is true wisdom for everyone. It is the special duty and privilege of the Christian. What is the proper course of study for one who is a child of God? Is it not God himself? There are other worthwhile areas of learning, it is true. But the highest science, the most mind-expanding area of all, is the Godhead. Spurgeon once wrote:

There is something exceedingly improving to the mind in a contemplation of the Divinity. It is a subject so vast, that all our thoughts are lost in its immensity; so deep, that our pride is drowned in its infinity. Other subjects we can comprehend and grapple with; in them we feel a kind of self-content, and go on our way with the thought, “Behold I am wise.” But when we come to this master-science, finding that our plumb-line cannot sound its depth, and that our eagle eye cannot see its height, we turn away with the… solemn exclamation, “I am but of yesterday and know nothing.” . . . But while the subject humbles the mind, it also expands it. Nothing will so enlarge the intellect, nothing so magnify the whole soul of man, as a devout, earnest, continuing investigation of the great subject of the Deity.[2]
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[1] James Montgomery Boice, “On “Knowing God”
[2] Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The New Park Street Pulpit, Vol. 1, 855 (Pasadena, Texas: Pilgrim Publications, 1975), p. 1.

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2 comments on “On Knowing God

  1. It’s great what you’re doing here. In ministry, nothing disturbs me so much as women saying that they don’t want to study the Bible. Or, if they do want to study it, they only want to get their toes wet, not dive in. I very much like what I see here, and will link to this blog.

  2. Thank you for your kind comments. We adore your blog and it is a privilege to be linked. In a day when women are seeking every other thing under the sun but what they need most is to know their God in all of his fullness. We hope we are able to help them on that path of knowing Him and thus they will leave the oatmeal and get on with the feast of strong chewable food that is good for their souls.
    __Theology Girl

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