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Friday, October 12, 2012

Find Something Better than Spiritual Curiosity

"I am come that they might have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" ( John 10:10)

If the only interest we have in the deeper spiritual life is based on curiosity, it is not enough - regardless of our education or scholarship!

In our day we have seen a great revival of interest in mysticism, and supposedly a great interest in the deeper life. But I find that much of this interest is academic and is based on curiosity. We become interested in aspects of  the deeper Christian life much as we become interested in mastering the yo-yo or folk songs or dabbling in Korean architecture of anything else that intrigues us. You can go anywhere now and buy a book about the deeper life because there are curious persons who are swelling the market.

It has been suggested that we should not "waste our time" in trying to help those who are merely curious. But I differ at this point, because it is Jesus' blood that makes the difference and it is because of this hope by the blood of Jesus that any of us may be worthy to listen.

We must leave the sorting out to God! The testing in the matters of spiritual life is by the Spirit of God, not by pastors and preachers. We dare not withhold the open secret of the victorious life because there are those who are merely curious and without true desire.

~A. W. Tozer~

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