“How tragic that we in this dark day have had our seeking done for us by our teachers. Everything is made to center upon the initial act of “accepting” Christ (a term incidentally, which is not found in the Bible) and we are not expected thereafter to crave any further revelation of God to our souls.”
A. W. Tozer
When you come near to the holy men and women of the past, you will soon feel the heat of their desire after God.
They mourned for Him,
They prayed and wrestled and sought for Him.
Day and night,
In season and out,
And when they had found Him,
The finding was all the sweeter for the long seeking.
Moses used the fact that he knew God as an argument for knowing Him better.
David’s life was a torrent of spiritual desire and his psalms ring with the cry of the seeker.
His psalms are also filled with the glad shout of the finder.
Paul confessed the mainspring of his life to be his burning desire after God.
Knowing Him was the goal of his heart.
And to this he sacrificed everything.
Sound Bible exposition is an imperative must in the church of the Living God.
Without it no church can be a New Testament church in any strict meaning of that term.
“… the whole testimony of the worshiping, seeking, singing church on that subject (of seeking Go) is crisply set aside. The experimental heart – theology of a grand army of fragrant saints is rejected in favor of a smug interpretation of Scripture which would certainly have sounded strange to an Augustine, a Rutheford or a Brainerd.”
A. W. Tozer – Pursuit of God
We need our pastors to give us the Word of God.
We need the sermons.
We are called to be together as a congregation.
We need to taste, to touch, with our hearts, to see with our inner eyes the wonder that is God.
To deliberately seek with mighty longing after God.