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 Hidden Facets of God's Nature - Tozer

In the awful abyss of the divine Being may lie attributes of which we know nothing and which can have no meaning for us, just as the attributes of mercy and grace can have no personal meaning for seraphim or cherubim. These holy beings may know of these qualities in God but be unable to feel them sympathetically for the reason that they have not sinned and so do not call forth God’s mercy and grace. So there may be, and I believe there surely are, other aspects of God’s essential being that He has not revealed even to His ransomed and Spirit-illuminated children. These hidden facets of God's nature concern His relation to none but Himself. They are like the far side of the moon, which we know is there but which has never been explored and has no immediate meaning for men on earth. There is no reason for us to try to discover what has not been revealed. It is enough to know that God is God.


Thine own Self forever filling
With self-kindled flame,
In Thyself Thou art distilling
Unctions without name!
Without worshipping of creatures,
Without veiling of Thy features, God always the same!
—Frederick W. Faber


But God's infinitude belongs to us and is made known to us for our everlasting profit. Yet, just what does it mean to us beyond the mere wonder of thinking about it? Much every way, and more as we come to know ourselves and God better.

Verse:
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith$#151;and this not from yourselves, it the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8

Thought:
God may well possess attributes of which we none nothing, but God's infinitude belongs to us and is made known to us for our profit.

Prayer:
As Your children, allow us to know ourselves and to know You better.

Source: http://www.cmalliance.org/devotions/tozer?id=1350

 2014/7/24 9:23Profile





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