God as a Banquet

Metaphors abound for how to describe God and our relationship with him.  A number of years ago I came across the following: “God is a banquet to enjoy, not a subject to study.”

Recently, as I was thinking about my own relationship with God and the need to draw closer to him, the above quote came to me: “God is a banquet to enjoy, not a subject to study.”

This quote is also reminiscent of the first Q&A of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Question: “What is the chief end of man?” Answer: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.”

We must enjoy God (Psalm 73:24-26).

But to enjoy God, we must have accurate knowledge of this God who has revealed himself.

We are not allowed to fashion or to create God in our own image, and then proceed to enjoy this God of our making.

This is idolatry (Romans 1:21-23).

Therefore, it became obvious, that to truly enjoy God as a banquet, first, I was compelled to spend quality time in Scripture and behold this God (Isaiah 40:9), and second, to entrust my entire being to him (Romans 6:13; 12:1; Philippians 1:21).

I end with the following from A.W. Tozer: “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”

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