“Acquaint now yourself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto you” (Job 22:21). “Thus says 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 glories glory in this, that he understands, and knows 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” (Hos 6:3). “If any man will do His will, he shall know” (Joh 7:17). “The people that do know their God shall be strong” (Dan 11:32).
— Preface to “The Attributes of God” by Arthur W. Pink