Growing in the Knowledge of God

You’ve just got to appreciate how Frame links sanctification to knowing God in his “lordship attributes” of control, authority, and covenant presence:

You grow in knowledge of God as you know him more and more as Lord, as King. First, he is the one who controls all things. You will grow in your knowledge of God as you see more and more things as under his control: the present, the future, your own life, your sin, your salvation. Perhaps you think now that there is some part of your life where you are in control. You will grow in your knowledge of God when you come to see that ultimately there is no part of your life that is controlled by anyone other than God, even that little part of your life. Second, you come to know God as the one who speaks with such authority that you must obey – in every area of your life: your social life, your moral life, even your intellectual life. You will grow in your knowledge of God when you come to bring every thought captive to Christ (2 Cor. 10:5). Third, you come to know God as you sense more and more his presence in your life. You can’t ever escape from him. You can’t do anything that he doesn’t see. And nothing shall ever separate you from his love.

-John M. Frame, Salvation Belongs to the Lord, 75.

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Posted on October 4, 2012, in Christian Life, John Frame and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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