Knowledge of the Holy #1

I’m a big fan of A.W. Tozer.  He was a big fan of Frederick William Faber.  It’s as plain as the nose on my face (which is huge).  For the next couple of days I’m going to be sharing a compilation of various Tozer and Faber thoughts each day in addition to my regular posting.  This first bit comes from Chapter 2 of the book “Knowledge of the Holy” first printed in 1961.

Lord, how great is our dilemma! In Thy Presence silence best becomes us, but love inflames our hearts and constrains us to speak.  Were we to hold our peace the stones would cry out; yet if we speak, what shall we say?  Teach us to know that we cannot know, for the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  Let faith support us where reason fails, and we shall think because we believe, not in order that we may believe.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

That God can be known by the soul in tender personal experience while remaining infinitely aloof from the curious eyes of reason constitutes a paradox best described as …

Darkness to the intellect
But sunshine to the heart.
 – Frederick W. Faber

Knowledge of the Holy #2
Knowledge of the Holy #3

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