Knowledge of the Holy
- Sheldon Clowdus
What incredible insight Tozer displayed when saying this. What we think about God forms the foundation for everything else we think. It is the underpinning of our worldview.
Most every false doctrine can trace its roots ultimately back to a false understanding of who God is. Nothing is more important in your study of scripture than to acquire as much knowledge and wisdom concerning the nature of God as you can. Theology after all is the study of God.
How do we discover who God really is?
1. Prayer - Ask Him to reveal Himself to you. Ask Him to tear down any misconceptions and false constructs you may have.
2. Study His word - Nowhere else is God revealed as plainly as in His word. Study the scriptures, memorize them, meditate on them. God will speak to you through His word.
3. Read the classics - Read the works of theologians of the past. The one thing that should jump out at you more than anything else is the high view of God they held to.
We need to reacquaint ourselves with our God. If we have even a glimpse of the holiness and majesty of Christ we can't help but respond like Isaiah in his vision (Isaiah 6:5) or Peter in the boat with Christ (Luke 5:8).