But There is Hope in our Tears

But there is hope in all our tears.  When the hour of Christ’s triumph arrives, the suffering world will be brought out into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.  For men, of the new creation the golden age is not past but future, and when it is ushered in, a wondering universe will see that God has indeed abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.  In the meantime we rest our hope in the only wise God, our Savior and wait with patience the slow development of His benign purposes.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 49-50


One Reason God Created

Without the creation, the wisdom of God would have remained forever locked in the boundless abyss of the divine nature.  God brought His creatures into being that He might enjoy them and they rejoice in Him.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 49

Wisdom Sees Everything in Focus

Wisdom, among other things, is the ability to devise perfect ends and to achieve those ends by the most perfect means.  It sees the end from the beginning, so there can be no need to guess or conjecture.  Wisdom sees everything in focus, each in proper relation to all, and is thus able to work toward predestined goals with flawless precision.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 49

What Distinguishes Us From Animals

The idea of God as infinitely wise is at the root of all truth.  It is a datum of belief necessary to the soundness of all other beliefs about God.  Being what He is without regard to creatures, God is of course unaffected by our opinions of Him, but our moral sanity requires that we attribute to the maker and sustainer of the universe a wisdom entirely perfect.  To refuse to do this is to betray the very thing in us that distinguishes us from the beasts.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 48

Called, In Full Knowledge of Everything That Was Against Us

And to us who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope that is set before is in the gospel, how unutterably sweet is the knowledge that our Heavenly Father knows us completely.  No talebearer can inform on us, no enemy can make accusation stick; no forgotten skeleton can come tumbling out of some hidden closet to abash us and expose our past; no unsuspected weakness in our characters can come to light and turn God away from us, since He knew us utterly before we knew Him and called us to Himself in the full knowledge of everything that was against us.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 46

God Knows Perfectly The Reason for Our Trembling

In the divine omniscience we see set forth against each other and the terror and fascination of the Godhead.  That God knows each person through and through can be a cause of shaking fear to the man that has something to hide – some unforsaken sin, some secret crime committed against man or God.  The unblessed soul may well tremble that God knows the flimsiness of every pretext and never accepts the poor excuses given for sinful conduct, since He knows perfectly the real reason for it.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 46

He Knows Instantly and With a Fullness of Perfection

That God is omniscient is not only taught in Scriptures, it must be inferred also from all else that is taught concerning Him.   God perfectly knows Himself and, being the source and author of all things, it follows that He knows all that can be known.  And this He knows instantly and with a fullness of perfection that includes every possible item of knowledge concerning everything that exists or could have existed anywhere in the universe at any time in the past or that may exist in the centuries or ages yet unborn.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 45-46