If you’re like me, you have benefited extremely as you’ve been caused to discover and meditate on the attributes of our great and awesome God. Hopefully this sermon series titled “Know God” will spark a lifelong interest in you to study, know, and love God. When you read the Word, look for what the passage tells you about who God is. In a previous post on this blog I listed several helpful books about God’s attributes that you can read to grow in your knowledge of God; find that by clicking here. Click on the link to Monergism.com and you’ll see a link to their subsection on the attributes of God. There’s a gold mine of stuff there; check it out!
I mentioned Sunday I would post all six stanzas of the hymn “God Moves in a Mysterious Way” by William Cowper. You can listen to it here. Here are the lyrics; print them off and keep them handy for times when you need to remind yourself that God is wise, even when we can’t comprehend His design for us. (Remember Spurgeon’s words: “God is too good to be unkind. He is too wise to be confused. If I cannot trace His hand, I can always trust His heart.”)
“God Moves in a Mysterious Way” – William Cowper
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sov’reign will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow’r.
Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain
My prayer is that this series will spark in us a lifelong pursuit of God. Let’s say along with the prophet Hosea, “Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord” (Hosea 6:3)!