Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Most Important Thing About You

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."

Our Sunday school class at church has started a new study on A.W. Tozer's book The Knowledge of the Holy. The book delves into the character of God, a subject Tozer proposes is crucial to Christian living ("It is impossible to keep our moral practices sound and our inward attitudes right while our idea of God is erroneous or inadequate," he says) and grossly misunderstood by most believers: Tozer thinks "the Christian conception of so decadent as to be utterly beneath the dignity of the Most High God and actually to constitute for professed believers something amounting to a moral calamity."

Who do you think God is? How would you begin to describe Him? You might rattle off some Sunday school answers, even Biblical ones, but as Tozer poins out, the creeds we profess to believe often don't line up with our real thoughts about God. What we say we believe and what we truly live like we believe are often vastly different.

I'm really excited about this study, and I plan to blog through it as we study the various attributes of God. For now, after reading the first chapter, I'm struck by one thought about the gospel. That's coming up in my next post.

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