For a Theology class this semester, I am required to read and journal on Tozer’s The Knowledge of the Holy. I am excited about this course assignment, and I thought I’d take it to an extra level by sharing my devotional journal thoughts with my readers. It is a great way for others to enjoy my journal reflections, plus it’ll allow me to stay on top of my assignment and complete it daily knowing I have a wide audience of people to be accountable to. So starting Tuesday, I will be posting a short paragraph each day reflecting on my reading in Tozer, as well as posting a short prayer application as well. This will go on until I complete the book, which should be around February 5. Enjoy the journey with me as I read and reflect on this true classic by Tozer!
In today’s reading, Tozer touched on an important concept that should serve as the framework for studying Systematic Theology. We are to think rightly about God. Charles Stanley put it best in the Life Principles Bible when he said “Our relationship with God, His highest priority for our lives, determines the impact of our lives”. What we think about God affects our relationship with Him, and our relationship with God ultimately determines how our lives will impact others. Tozer mentions that we should we should think highly of God, that is mentally place Him on the throne where He belongs and acknowledge Him for the holy, supreme Lord that He is. It is a great way to begin our study of Systematic Theology reflecting on who God is, His holiness, and mentally preparing ourselves to think rightly about Him and study His attributes. Heavenly Father, as we begin our study of Systematic Theology this semester at Luther Rice, I ask that you clear our minds of the clutter, help us to focus on your holiness, who you are, and to think rightly of you. We surrender ourselves to you. You are on the throne, and you are in control of our lives as our sovereign Lord. We ask that you […]
In today’s reading, Tozer touches on the incomprehensibility of God. This is not to say that we cannot know God, His attributes, or have a deep, personal, intimate relationship with Him. We certainly can. In fact, we were created by God to know God and to have a personal, intimate relationship with Him. What Tozer is stating is truly the awesomeness of God. He is showing us how infinite God really is. While we can do our best to study His attributes and His ways through our study of Systematic Theology, we could spend countless millennia in the study of Theology and write countless books on the subject and still scratch the surface for all that there is to know about God. God is so awesome and infinite, that as we approach our study of His attributes and His ways through Systematic Theology, we must do so with a spirit of humility, knowing we are but scratching the surface of all there is to know about our Lord. Heavenly Father, how awesome and infinite you are, that as we come together this semester to study Systematic Theology, that we will do so with a spirit of humility, knowing that as we study Your ways and Your attributes, than in all […]