Friday, May 8, 2009

Thougths of God...

"Your thoughts of God are too human," said Luther to Erasmus.

In Knowing God, JI Packer says we must respond to the majesty=greatness of God in some specific ways:

1. We must correct our mistaken thoughts that God is not great enough. We think of God as too much like ourselves: weak and limited. We must learn to acknowledge the FULL MAJESTY of your incomparable God & Savior. "To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him, says the Holy One"(Is 40:25 RSV).

2. We must correct our mistaken thoughts about ourselves or perhaps a better way of saying this is our place in God's thoughts. He never stops thinking about us. He never abandons those on whom he sets his love upon; nor does Christ, our Good Shepherd ever lose track of his sheep. We are dishonest and irreverent if we accuse God of forgetting about us or not caring about our needs. He is a personal God who loves and takes care of his people. If we ever think otherwise about God, we ought to "seek grace to be ashamed. Such unbelieving pessimism deeply dishonors our great God & Savior."(p89)

3. "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?" (Is 40:28KJV) We are apt to be slow believing in God's majesty. We are "slow to believe in God as God, as sovereign, all-seeing, and almighty! How little we make of the majesty of our Lord and Savior Christ!" We must discipline ourselves to "'wait upon the LORD' in meditations upon his majesty until we find our strength renewed by the writings of these things upon our hearts." (p89)

The majesty of God is personal, limitless and incomparable!!!

Think about that and praise Him for His Greatness!!

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