ACQUAINT NOW THYSELF WITH HIM
By A.W. Pink
An introduction to Pink’s Book “The Attributes of God”
“Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee” (Job 22:21). “Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might, let not the rich glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth, and knoweth Me, that I am the Lord” (Jer 9:23,24). A spiritual and saving knowledge of God is the greatest need of every human creature.
The foundation of all true knowledge of God must be a clear mental apprehension of His perfections as revealed in Holy Scripture. An unknown God can neither be trusted, served, nor worshipped. In this booklet an effort has been made to set forth some of the principal perfections of the Divine character. If the reader is to truly profit from his perusal of the pages that follow, he needs to definitely and earnestly beseech God to bless them to him, to apply His Truth to the conscience and heart, so that his life will be transformed thereby.
Something more than a theoretical knowledge of God is needed by us. God is only truly known in the soul as we yield ourselves to Him, submit to His authority, and regulate all the details of our lives by His holy precepts and commandments. “Then shall we know, if we follow on (in the path of obedience) to know the Lord” (Hosea 6:3). “If any man will do His will, he shall know” (John 7:17). “The people that do know their God shall be strong” (Dan. 11:32).
Reviews from goodreads.com about this book –
“This is probably one of the most significant books I have ever read because it clearly and concisely defines each of His attributes, showing how they all work together and without one He would not be God.” – Liberty
“When I turn my thoughts toward the full counsel of God, my mind is overwhelmed. I realize what a nano speck I am compared to this amazing Sovereign God. A.W. Pink brings you to the throne room of heaven with his book about God’s sovereignty, goodness, faithfulness, foreknoweldge, holiness, love, and wrath etc. I realize as a finite creature that I would never choose a holy God who is honest with man about himself as revealed in scripture. This is why I am so thankful He chose me before time began because I would have never chosen Him. God revealed much to me while reading this book. Be prepared to be awestruck at God.” – Angie
“I’m beginning to understand as I grow in my Christian faith, that in order to trust someone we must KNOW them. The best place to know God is in the Bible, but this is an exceptional “crash course” on who God is if you are struggling to trust God in ALL things, or struggling to read your Bible because your just not feeling motivated to read about someone you don’t really understand. This book will make you aware of the human constraints we try to place on God because we want to view him as we view ourselves. A.W. Pink does an excellent job of explaining God’s infiniteness while showing how that magnifies His great love for our very finite selves. Highly recommend this book as it’s a short book, easy to understand, and really meaty in content.” – Missy Ulm
“This work by A.W. Pink is one of the clearest and most helpful treatments of the attributes of God ever written. Pink is so clear and devotional in relating what can often be a drudgery in some systematic treatments of the nature of God.
Highly Recommend for Pastor and layman alike.” – Benjamin Glaser.