References: Mark 7Summary: Jesus was very concerned to warn us about the error of the Pharisees. Their movement started out good, but became infected with the deadly disease of human wisdom. That human wisdom led them to externalism and became more authoritative than the Bible. That leads to disobedience (following external rules while ignoring the heart) and greater uncleanness (because nothing is done about the source of uncleanness – the heart). The way to be clean is for the heart to move toward Christ (faith).
It is not enough to learn true things about God.
It is not even enough to experience the benefits of His attributes. We must not be satisfied until our experience of each attribute has been profound enough to move our soul toward deeper love for God.
We must keep learning and experiencing what is so wonderful about each attribute until there is a response in our affections -sparks of actual joy, peace, delight, awe, fear of God, security, satisfaction of soul, comfort, courage, and all the other benefits
Scripture promises will come from the nearness of God’s favorable presence. Each one of God’s attributes is a single ray in the spectrum of the brilliant radiance of His glory. That glory is an ocean, and just one drop of that ocean, if you could just see it clearly, would be enough to delight your soul and occupy your faculties of praise for all eternity.
This book is a journal of how God has been opening my eyes the past few years to begin to see a glimpse of that drop.