The way to a satisfying knowledge of God



“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.  But exposition may be carried on in such way as to leave the hearers devoid of any true spiritual nourishment whatever.  For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God himself, and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience they are not the better for having heard the truth.  The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God.”

A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God (London, 1967), pages 9-10.

(HT: Ray Ortlund)

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

One thought on “The way to a satisfying knowledge of God

  1. Hello, ‘already but not yet’,
    We see then that something is wrong with the ‘hearing’ of God’s word or there something wrong with the proclaiming of God’s word. I think it is mostly the latter in our day. Pastors in particular have too much to lose if they preach ‘conditions’ out of God’s word. For example God says in the Psalms, “my love is with those who fear me’. This is not the message of God’s love to church congregations today.
    I think what may have happened is the teaching of the Bible has been changed.

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