That we may have a saving knowledge of the properties of God, attended with consolation, these three things are required:
(1.) That God hath manifested the glory of them all in a way of doing good unto us.
(2.) That he will yet exercise and lay them out to the utmost in our behalf.
(3.) That, being so manifested and exercised, they are fit and powerful to bring us to the everlasting fruition of himself; which is our blessedness.
Now, all these three lie hid in Christ ; and the least glimpse of them out of him is not to be attained.
– John Owen –
from Of Communion With God, volume 2 of Works, page 91