"The Entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple" (Psalm 119:130)
It is apparent that we cannot know God by the logic of reason. Through reason we can only know "about" God. Through the light of nature, our moral reason may be enlightened, but the deeper mysteries of God remain hidden to us until we have received illumination from above.
John the Baptist gave his questioners a brief sentence that I have called the hope and despair of mankind. He said, "A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven" (John 3:27).
He was not referring to men's gifts. He was speaking of spiritual truth. Divine truth is of the nature of the Holy Spirit, and for that reason it can be received only by spiritual revelation.
We will go far to simplify our religious concepts and unify our lives if we remember this: truth is a spiritual entity and can be grasped in its inner essence only as the Spirit of Truth enlightens our hearts and teaches us.
~A. W. Tozer~