Arthur W. Pink was a Bible teacher that lived from 1886 to 1952. He was
born in England. He turned to faith in Jesus Christ in 1908 and traveled
to America in 1910 to attend the Moody Bible Institute. However, after just
two months he left the Institute to serve the Lord as a Pastor in Colorado.
Following that ministry, he pastored churches in California, Kentucky and
Later He chose to move from traditional pastoral ministry to a Bible teaching ministry of writing and speaking in Bible conferences. The Lord led him to begin a monthly magazine called “Studies in the Scriptures.” He wrote and published this magazine for thirty years from 1922 until his death in 1952. His last thirteen years was spent living in Scotland.
His ministry of teaching the Word was carried out primarily through his writings. Most of the material that we have from his teaching comes from this magazine. He loved the great Puritan preachers of the past and taught the Word as they did. A.W. Pink was a man committed to teaching God’s sovereignty over all things and His glory above all things!
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).
The papers which follow appeared first in the author’s monthly magazine
"Studies in the Scriptures," which is devoted entirely to the
expounding of God’s Word and a seeking to provide spiritual food for
hungry souls. Free sample copy gladly sent on application. (Not today).
These articles have been reissued in their present form through the generosity
of a Christian friend who has defrayed the entire cost of their publication.
Proceeds from the sale of this booklet will be used, D. V., to issue others
of a similar nature.
May the blessing of God rest upon it.
ARTHUR W. PINK.