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Such men as David and Daniel acknowledged their own un-righteousness in contrast to the righteousness of God, and as a result their penitential prayers gained great power and effectiveness.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 69

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The Paradox of Faith

The greatness of God rouses fear within us, but His goodness encourages us not the be afraid of Him.  To fear and not be afraid – that is the paradox of faith.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 68

Jesus Shows us How God Acts Towards People

From Him we learn how God acts toward people.  The hypocritical, the basically insincere, will find him cold and aloof, as they once found Jesus; but the penitent will find Him merciful; the self-condemned will find Him merciful; the self-condemned will find Him generous and kind.  To the frightened He is friendly, to the poor in spirit His is forgiving, to the ignorant, considerate, to the weak, gentle; to the stranger, hospitable.

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

Sin Has Made us Timid and Self-Conscious

The whole outlook of mankind might be changed if we could all believe that we dwell under a friendly sky and that the God of heaven, though exalted in power and majesty is eager to be friends with us.

But sin has made us timid and self-conscious, as well it might.  Years of rebellion against God have bred in us, a fear that cannot be overcome in a day.  The captured rebel does not enter willingly the presence of the king he has so long fought to unsuccessfully to overthrow.  But if he is truly penitent he may come, trusting only in the loving-kindness of his Lord and the past will not be held against him.

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

Holy Pleasure in the Happiness of His People

The goodness of God s that which disposes Him to be kind, cordial, benevolent, and full of good will toward men.  He is tenderhearted and of quick sympathy, and His unfailing attitude toward all moral beings is open, frank and friendly.  By His nature He is inclined to bestow blessedness and He takes holy pleasure in the happiness of His people.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 66