Each Man Appears For Just a Little While…

The immutability of God appears in its most perfect beauty when viewed against the mutability of men.  In God no change is possible; in men change is impossible to escape.  Neither the man is fixed nor his world, but he and it are in constant flux.  Each man appears for a little while to laugh and weep, to work and play, and then go to make room for those who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 41

His Perfections Forever Rule

For a moral being to change it would be necessary that the change be in one of three directions.  He must go from better to worse or from worse to better; or, granted that the moral quality remain stable, he must change within himself, as from miniature to mature or from one order of being to another.  It should be clear that God can move in none of these directions.  His perfections forever rule out any such possibility.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 40


The Christian witness through the centuries has been that “God so loved the world…”; it remains for us to see that love in the light of God’s infinitude.  His love is measureless.  It is more: it is boundless.  It has no bounds because it is not a thing but a facet of the essential nature of God.  His love is something He is, and because He is infinite that love can enfold the whole created world in itself and have room for ten thousand times ten thousand worlds beside.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 39

He is Simply God

We cannot speak of measure or amount or size or weight and at the same time be speaking of God, for these tell of degrees and there are no degrees with God.  All that He is He is without growth or addition or development.  Nothing in God is less or more, or large or small.  He is what He is in Himself, without qualifying thought or word.  He is simply God.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 38

The Most Difficult Attribute to Grasp

Of all that can be thought or said about God, His Infinitude is the most difficult to grasp.  Even to try to conceive of it would appear to be self-contradictory, for such conceptualization requires us to undertake something which we know at the outset we can never accomplish.  Yet we must try, for the Holy Scriptures teach that God is infinite and, if we accept His other attributes, we must of necessity accept this one too.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 36

A God of Our Own Making…

The God of Abraham has withdrawn His conscious Presence from us, and another God whom our fathers knew not is making himself at home among us.  This God we have made and because we have made him, we can understand him; because we have created him he can never surprise us, never overwhelm us, nor astonish us nor transcend us.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 36

Moral Folly Produces Fools and Slaves

God’s eternity and man’s mortality join to persuade us that faith in Jesus Christ is not optional.  For every man it must be Christ or eternal tragedy.  Out of eternity our Lord came into time to rescue His human brethren whose moral folly had made them not only fools of the passing world but slaves of sin and death as well.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 34

Whispers of Everlasting Hope

The ancient image of God whispers within every man of everlasting hope; somewhere he will continue to exist.  Still he cannot rejoice, for the light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world troubles his conscience, frightening him with proofs of guilt and evidences of coming death.  So is he ground between the upper millstone of hope and the nether stone of fear.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 34