Study Questions from Chapters 1 & 2 of Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Chapter One - The Study of God

On page 20, Packer lists five basic truths by which we will plot our course in these studies. Read them aloud. What main themes will occupy us as we journey? How comfortable do you feel with these matters?

Why did the writer of Psalm 119 want a knowledge of God? How does the “Knowledge Applied” section of this chapter (pp. 21-23) speak to your motives for undertaking this study?

How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? What does it mean to meditate? How do you personally respond to Packer’s description of meditation?

Chapter Two - The People Who Know Their God

What are four characteristics of people who do know God?

Why is knowing God the basis of genuine personal peace?

Packer suggests that if we desire to know God we should do two things. What are they? How do you think we can do them day by day?

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