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

Upon This Rests Our Whole Hope of Future Blessedness

Upon God’s faithfulness rests our whole hope of future blessedness.  Only as He is faithful will His covenants stand and His promises be honoured.  Only as we have complete assurance that He is faithful may we live in peace and loo forward with assurance to the life to come.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 65

Heresy Emerges from the Swamp of Bad Theology or Over Emphasized Truth

I think it might be demonstrated that almost every heresy that has afflicted the church through the years has arisen from believing about God things that are not true, or from overemphasizing certain true things so as to obscure other things equally true.  To magnify any attribute to the exclusion of another is to head straight for one of the dismal swamps of theology; and yet we are all constantly tempted to do just that.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 64