Mark’s #13 – The Attributes of God by Arthur W. Pink

The Attributes of God

For many years I’ve heard about this book and have read quotes from this book in the books of other authors I love and respect.  When I saw this book on sale for $0.99 I decided it was time for me to read this short work.  The title pretty much sums up the content of the book, but it does not do it justice.  Pink shows us that when we taste and see the goodness of God as expressed in His attributes, our affections for Him are stirred.

Do you want to stir your affections for Christ? Read this book.  Each of the short chapters will lead you into a deeper contemplation of who God is, and your spirit will soar as you soak in the richness of Pink’s biblical meditations on God’s attributes.

Though not intended as a devotional, these short chapters served as a great daily reminder of who God is, and who I am in Christ.

Here are just a few of my favorite quotes from the book:

We are ever prone to regard sin lightly, to gloss over its hideousness, to make excuses for it.

Grace is a provision for men who are so fallen that they cannot lift the axe of justice, so corrupt that they cannot change their own natures, so averse to God that they cannot turn to Him, so blind that they cannot see Him, so deaf that they cannot hear Him, and so dead that He Himself must open their graves and lift them into resurrection.

Scripture affirms that God, in his high sovereignty, singled out certain ones to be recipients of his distinguishing favors (Acts 13: 48), and therefore he determined to bestow upon them the gift of faith. False theology makes God’s foreknowledge of our believing the cause of his election to salvation; whereas, God’s election is the cause, and our believing in Christ is the effect.

If then the reader be a real Christian, he is so because God chose him in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1: 4), and chose not because he foresaw you would believe, but chose simply because it pleased him to choose; chose you notwithstanding your natural unbelief. This being so, all the glory and praise belongs alone to him. You have no ground for taking any credit to yourself. You have “believed through grace” (Acts 18: 27), and that, because your very election was “of grace” (Rom. 11: 5).

The “god” who is now talked about in the average pulpit, spoken of in the ordinary Sunday school, mentioned in much of the religious literature of the day, and preached in most of the so-called Bible Conferences is the figment of human imagination, an invention of maudlin sentimentality.

You can get this book now for $0.99 here:The Attributes of God

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