The Majesty in the Heavens

The God we must learn to know is the Majesty in the heavens, God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, the only wise God, our Saviour.  It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, who stretheth out the heavens as a curtain and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in, who bringeth out His starry host by number and calleth them all by name through the greatness of His power, who seeth the works of man as vanity, who putteth no confidence in princes and asks no counsel of kings.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 92

He Always Acts Like Himself

The words “God is love” mean that love is an essential attribute of God.  Love is something true of God but it is not God.  It expresses the way God is in His unitary being, as do the words holiness, justice, faithfulness and truth.  Because God is immutable He always acts like Himself, and because He is a unity He never suspends one of His attributes in order to exercise another.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 78

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

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

A Tragedy of Huge Proportions

To be made for eternity and forced to dwell in time is for mankind a tragedy of huge proportions.  All within us cries for life and permanence, and everything around us reminds us of mortality and change.  Yet that God has made us of the stuff of eternity is both a glory and a prophecy yet to be fulfilled.

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

A God Who Needs Defending?

A God who must be defended is one who can help us only while someone is helping Him.  We may count upon Him only if He wins in the cosmic seesaw battle between right and wrong.  Such a God could not command the respect of intelligent men; He could only excite their pity.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 30