We took a break from going through Knowing God by J.I. Packer at the dinner table, but now we are back into it. Chapter 8 is “The Majesty of God.” Here are a few good quotes:
How may we form a right idea of God’s greatness? The Bible teaches us two steps that we must take. The first is to remove from our thoughts of God limits that would make Him small. The second is to compare Him with powers and forces which we regard as great.
I can hide my heart, and my past, and my future plans, from men, but I cannot hide anything from God.
‘Your thoughts of God are too human,’ said Luther to Erasmus. This is where most of us go astray. Our thoughts of God are not great enough; we fail to reckon with the reality of His limitless wisdom and power.
‘Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the Lord and my judgment is passed away from my God?’ [Isaiah 40:27 RV] This question rebukes wrong thoughts about ourselves. God has not abandoned us any more than He abandoned Job.
Grace and Peace