Today I started reading a book I’ve been wanting to read for a very long time, and am somewhat ashamed to admit I haven’t made time for until now. J. I. Packer’s book, Knowing God, is a modern day classic. It was written nearly 40 years ago and has sold over 1 million copies.
In the original preface, Packer writes, “The conviction behind the book is that ignorance of God—ignorance both of his ways and of the practice of communion with him—lies at the root of much of the church’s weakness today.” I admit that I bristle somewhat at the thought that I am ignorant of God; surely Packer is speaking about other churches and Christians besides mine and me.
But in chapter two, Packer offers four evidences of knowing God. Consider: