"I saw also the Lord ... Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone" (Isaiah 6:1, 5)
I often wonder how so many people can live with a continuing hope that they will in some way be able to commune with God through their intellectual capacities. When will they realize that if the could possibly "discover" God they realize that with the intellect, they would be equal to God?
Isaiah is a dramatic example of God's revelation of Himself to mankind. Isaiah could have tried for a million years to reach God by means of his intellect. But brainpower is not the means by which we find God!
Brethren, it is true that all of us would still be far from God if He had not graciously and in love revealed Himself to us. In the space of a short second of time, the Lord who loves us can reveal Himself to the willing spirit of a man or woman. It is only then that an Isaiah, or any one of us, can say with humble assurance, "I know Him!"
A committed Christian, then, should have upon him an element that is beyond psychology - beyond all natural laws and into spiritual laws!
Lord, thank You for what we can know about You through the various encounters we read in the Bible. Lord, I want to be prepared in my heart to hear Your voice when You speak. Amen
~A. W. Tozer~