Meditation on Jeremiah 13:15-27

The holiness of God is clearly seen in this text. The sins of Israel: pride, haughtiness, unbelief, lust, adultery, are hideous in His sight. An abomination to the Lord. In the context of the Babylonian exile, as a result of sin, there is darkness, gloom, pains like women in childbirth, shame, exile, and destruction! EvenContinue reading “Meditation on Jeremiah 13:15-27”

A Meditation on Psalm 78

A Maskil of Asaph.Listen, O my people, to my instruction;Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. — Psalm 78:1 A long psalm I must say, but the length of this psalm is not enough to describe how patient and long-suffering our God is to His people despite their (our) unfaithfulness. Indeed, from theContinue reading “A Meditation on Psalm 78”

Images Dishonor God

“A true image of God is not to be found in all the world; and hence… His glory is defiled, and His truth corrupted by the lie, whenever He is set before our eyes in a visible form. . . Therefore, to devise any image of God is itself impious; because by this corruption HisContinue reading “Images Dishonor God”

The Dangers of Images

“In the face of this perplexity, some would suggest that the second commandment applies only to immoral and degrading representations of God, borrowed from pagan cults, and to nothing more.” J.I. Packer, Knowing God Lesson: Images are dangerous because God cannot be represented by anything in worship for He is Spirit and His Son alreadyContinue reading “The Dangers of Images”

Being Known

What matters supremely, in the last analysis:Is not the fact that I know God, butthe larger fact which underlies it– the fact that He knows me. J.I. Packer, Knowing God All our knowledge of Him depends on his sustained initiative in knowing us. We know Him because he first knew us and continues to knowContinue reading “Being Known”

Knowing Jesus

What is it like to know Jesus? J.I. Packer gives four analogies to show the relationship of the knower to the known. In knowing Jesus, it is like a son knowing his father, a wife knowing his husband, a subject knowing his king, and a sheep knowing his shepherd. The knower looks up to Him,Continue reading “Knowing Jesus”

What Knowing God Involves

“The more complex the object, the more complex is the knowing of it.” [p.35] KNOWING THINGS DIFFERENTLY We know things differently. The effort, attitude, and time we spend on knowing different things depend on the nature of the things that we are knowing. Consider the list below: Knowing a language Knowing an inanimate object. KnowingContinue reading “What Knowing God Involves”

Our Thoughts of God

And as it was commanded to leave the stump of the roots of the tree, your kingdom shall be confirmed for you from the time that you know that Heaven rules. Daniel 4:26 ESV Those who know God have great thoughts of God. Our thoughts about God measure how much, or how little, we knowContinue reading “Our Thoughts of God”

The People who Know their God

In our previous lessons, we learned about the importance of knowing God from the first chapter of J.I. Packer’s Knowing God: Christian minds are under attack and it necessitates contemplation of what is divine. Proper Theology is the solution and its relevance surpasses all material and existential barriers that humans may perceive. Biblical knowledge ofContinue reading “The People who Know their God”

Meditating the Truth

We already learned how to meditate and why do we need to meditate on the Scriptures. Despite the fact that for Christians, meditation plays a significant role in Christ-likeness, it is still a forgotten discipline. Some Christians only read the Scriptures thinking that it should be enough. But the Word should not only inform ourContinue reading “Meditating the Truth”