Acquaintance With God

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But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. (2 Corinthaians 4:7)

Who could have anything but peace in coming to know that the God who has created us, and to whom we belong forever, is a God of love? and what else is there that can bring an unwavering peace?

Acquaintance with doctrines or dogmas may give peace for a time, or blissful experience may, or success in service; but the peace from these can never be trusted to abide. Doctrines may become obscure, experiences may be dulled or may change, we may be cut off by providential circumstances from our work, all things and all people may seem to fail us.  The only place therefore of permanent and abiding peace is found in an acquaintance with the goodness and unselfishness of God.

In human relations we may know quite a bit about a person without necessarily coming into any actual acquaintance with that person; it is the same in our relationship with God. We may blunder on for years thinking we know a great deal about God, but never sure of what sort of Being He actually is, and consequently never finding any permanent rest or satisfaction. Then, suddenly, we catch a sight of Him as He is revealed in the face of Jesus, and we discover the real God.

We no longer need His promises, we have found Himself, and He is enough for every need.

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