The Love of God, ‘Knowing God’, chapter 12 (part 2)

We continue our reflection on Chapter 12 of Knowing God, which can be downloaded in yesterday’s post (just scroll down). J.I. Packer invites us to consider three statements about the nature of God:

  • Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1John 4:8.
  • This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 1John 1:5
  • God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. John 4:24

Each statement is absolutely true, but none is the complete truth about God and his person as he is revealed in the Bible. What might each of these truths suggest to you about God? How do you experience each of these facets of God’s character?

Exercise: turn these reflections into a prayer of praise to God.