Saturday, June 12

A Knowledge You Cannot Overestimate

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6

It is precisely here where men make their greatest error, viz., rightly knowing who God really IS. For that is the essence of this "lack of knowledge" in the prophet Hosea. Religion inevitably rotates about the personal needs of the seeker--what I want. But Christianity is all about the glory of the Savior! We must not miss this in this self-absorbed day. I present you two quotations which accentuate this truth. Read them to your own profit.
The infinite excellency, greatness, and glory of God is the foundation of all religion, for except we believe the perfections of God, we shall never worship him and love him as he ought to be worshipped and loved; except we believe his power and justice and holiness, we shall not fear him and stand in awe of him, and be afraid to violate his commands; except we believe his omnisciency, we shall not act as under his all-seeing eye, and as those who are to be judged by him. --Jonathan Edwards

Whatever, then, God permits or does, he doeth with this one motive, his own glory. And even salvation, costly though it was, and infinitely a benefaction to us, had for its first object, and for its grand result, the exaltation of the Being and of the attributes of the Supreme Ruler. --Charles Spurgeon

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Amen- "God's glory is worth more than heaven, and worth more than the salvation of all men's souls. Better kingdoms be thrown down, better men and angels be annihilated, than God should lose one jewel of His crown, one beam of His glory." -Thomas Watson