Knowing God – Chapter 11

In this chapter, Packer illustrates the type of relationship that Christians should have with God’s Word. What is especially highlighted is the fact that His Word is truth which is why it’s binding to us. I think that we often take it for granted that everyone around us believes that the Bible is true. However as Packer warns, there are many who consider themselves believers but who do not embrace the Bible as the infallible Word of God. This is a good reminder to us that we need to uphold and defend the authority of the Bible within and outside the church.

Also, I appreciate how Packer encourages us to think of God’s Word as an invitation to knowing God and enjoying communion with Him. We often think of biblical imperatives as strict rules that restrict our freedom. However, the Bible in its entirety is actually the key to unlocking God’s grace and blessings.

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