“God reveals Himself in His works to be such as He is. From His revelation we learn to know Him. Hence there can be no rest for man until he rises above and beyond the creature to God Himself.
In the study of revelation our concern must be a concern to know God. Its purpose is not to teach us certain sounds and to speak certain words.
Its primary purpose is to lead us through the creatures to the Creator and to cause us to rest in the Father’s heart.”
–Herman Bavinck, The Wonderful Works of God (trans. Henry Zylstra; Glenside, PA: Westminster Seminary Press, 1956/2019), 19-20.