Charles Spurgeon and A Few Thoughts on God

Posted: October 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

SpurgeonThere are no higher thoughts than thoughts about the God of the Bible. Nothing so captivates the mind and stirs the heart than setting your mental faculties upon the Triune God of Scripture. He is our “sovereign, savior, and satisfier” (Dr. Jason DeRouchie). And for the person who has been reconciled to God through Christ, eternal life will be spent getting to know him to greater degrees.

On January 7, 1855, Charles Spurgeon began his Sunday morning sermon in the following way:

           “It has been said by someone that the proper study of mankind is man. I will not oppose the idea, but I believe it is equally true that the proper study of God’s elect is God; the proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father…No subject of contemplation will tend more to humble the mind, than thoughts of God…Nothing will so enlarge the intellect, nothing so magnify the whole soul of man, as devout, earnest, continued investigation of the great subject of the Deity…go plunge yourself in the Godhead’s deepest sea; be lost in his immensity; and you shall come forth as from a couch of rest, refreshed and invigorated” (Borrowed from J.I. Packer, Knowing God).

If you have never done so, I invite you to dive into the “deepest sea” and swim. Pick up your Bible and get to know your God. Buy a copy of J.I. Packers, Knowing God and read. Make use of Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology and read his chapters on the attributes of God, The Trinity, Jesus, the Spirit, etc. Put your theological swimsuit on and dive in head first!

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