Knowing God, chapter 3 (part 1)

If you haven’t already read chapter 3 of Knowing God, a .pdf download is available in yesterday’s post. Just scroll down the page and you’ll find it there. These questions are for further reflection after reading the chapter.

  1. On pages 37-38, J.I. Packer illustrates our relationship with God by describing a relationship with Royalty (or, for the Republican, with a President!). What are the strengths and weaknesses of this analogy?

“What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it– the fact that he knows me. I am graven on the palms of his hands. I am never out of his mind. All my knowledge of him depends upon on his sustained initiative in knowing me.”

Knowing God, p45

2. What impact does this statement have on you? How might it change your approach to God in prayer today?