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life awaj- as long as you do not know that craving after the fullness of love for the Eternal which can not rest until it loves God also with

your

all its

strength. 42

"HE THAT LOVETH NOT

NOT Knowledge

of

God

is

KNOWETH

GOD." eternal

life.

Not

that the

something which is added to the other, This for this knowledge is itself eternal life. knowledge of God, therefore, can not be limited to what the understanding grasps or does not grasp, or to what has been committed to memor}-. Knowledge of God truly reflects an ever clearer image in the mirror of our consciousness, but it can never be outward, abstract or a barren jugglery with words. This knowledge comes to us in virtue of our second birth, even as a child knows his father and mother. In bold words, one might say this knowledge is in the blood. It is a Divine atavism. This knowledge is taken hold of in the will, when the will takes hold of the will of God. This knowledge continually increases in the secret walk with God, and it matures in the life of prayer. In the gloomy depths of sorrow and on the sunny heights of joy and prosperity this knowledge brings us ever nearer to the riches that abide. It is a knowledge which comes of itself continually from the stream of life to the surface; which uses our person as its organ; and which at times has moments when it seems that "seeing face to face" as through the veil of the one

is

sanctuary is already granted here. This rich knowledge of God, ever more mature, 218

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

To be near unto God - pagina 222

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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