WHO DRAW WHO?
Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:22 AM
So, who draws who? I know Scripture says that GOD draws us and we only have knowledge of HIM because of HIS work. But then, reading Romans 1 (about last half of the chapter), I see we and they are all without excuse. Anyone?
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:08 AM
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:56 PM
"what you think about when you think about God is the most important thing about you.." "The easiest thing for a man to do is think. If there is any time that we need to think correctly, it is when we think about God".
I little off topic, but this Tozer statement is on a display at the N.O. in the first person. "What I think about God is the most important thing about me." I did not know the rest of the statement, which gives it a little more context. However, it always struck me as somewhat man-centered. What if what one thinks about God is wrong? I think "What God thinks about me is the most important thing about me" is safer ground. Perhaps I don't know the context well enough, but I was mainly going on how I read it here in the office.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:43 PM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:06 PM
I think what Tozer is saying is that we need to think right thoughts about God and not put our own ideas into His personage. God has attributes of Himself that He has mentioned and these tell us more about Him. What God thinks about us is stated in many scriptures, ....."but what God thinks about when He is self aware, we have no idea". Some people think of God as the "big man up there", the "sky pilot", or an absentee landlord.....these are wrong ideas about the Father, and to worship Him in those terms could be considered idolitry. Tozer`s "The Attributes of God" is a very, very good read on the subject. Although we can never know all there is to know about God, that does not reduce our obligation to learn as much about Him as possible. Starting such a study with "reverential awe" for His holiness and love for us will usually lead us in the right direction.
Yours in Christ,