The Majesty of God, chapter 8 (part 1)

Do we sometimes find that our faith is feeble and that our worship of God is flabby? Chapter 8 of Knowing God claims to identify the antidote. What is it? This chapter can be downloaded below.

As we continue our exploration of the character of God, now considering the Majesty of God, we are struck by the following quote:

“The Christian’s instincts of trust and worship are stimulated very powerfully by knowledge of the greatness of God. But this is knowledge which Christians today largely lack: and that is one reason why our faith is so feeble and our worship so flabby.”

For reflection:

  1. Remembering that ‘knowledge’ is a deeply relational concept in the Bible, and also remembering that God is fundamentally personal in nature; according to J.I. Packer in this chapter, what risks are posed by our easy description of God as ‘personal’?
  2. What is one thing that you might do to deepen your grasp of God’s majesty?