Evidence of Deep Blindness of Heart

…the self-assurance of modern Christians, the basic levity present in so many of our religious gatherings, the shocking disrespect shown for the Person of God, are evidence enough of deep blindness of heart.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 58

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The Fear of God Is More…

This idea of God transcendent rims through the whole Bible and gives color and tone to the character of the saints.  This fear of God was more than a natural apprehension of danger; it was a non-traditional dread, an acute feeling of personal insufficiency in the presence of God the Almighty.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 57

That is not Enough, He Must be Granted More

We must not think of God as highest in an ascending order of beings, starting with the single cell and going up from the fish to the bird to the animal to the man to angel to cherub to God.  This would be to grant God eminence, even pre-eminence, but that is not enough; we must grant him transcendence in the fullest meaning of that world.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 56-67

Speaking of God’s Transcendence

When we speak of God as transcendent we mean of course that He is exalted far above the created universe, so far above that human thought cannot imagine it.

To think accurately about this, however, we must keep in mind that “far above” does not here refer to physical distance from the earth but to quality of being.  We are concerned not with location in space nor with mere altitude, but with life.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 56

The Foundation of all Scientific Truth

Science observes how the power of God operates, discovers a regular pattern somewhere and fixes it as a “law.”  The uniformity of God’s activities in His creation enables the scientist to predict the course of natural phenomena.  The trustworthiness of God’s behavior in His world is the foundation of all scientific truth.  Upon it the scientist rests his faith and from there he goes on to achieve great and useful things in such fields as those of navigation, chemistry, agricultural and the medical arts.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 54

It All Declares the Glory of His Name

With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack?  Surely we are the most favored of all creatures.  In all our Maker’s grand designs, Omnipotence, with wisdom, shines; His works, through all this wondrous frame, Declare the glory of His Name.

quoted by Tom Blacklock

by A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 51