In his book, “The Pursuit of God” A.W. Tozer writes,
I believe that much of our religious unbelief is due to a wrong conception of…the Scriptures… A silent God suddenly begins to speak in a book and when the book was finished lapsed into silence again forever…I think a new world will arise out of the religious mists when we approach our Bible with the idea that it is not only a book which was once spoken, but a book (through) which (God) is now speaking.
I realize the difficulties that so many have with reading the Bible. I hear them all the time.. “It’s hard to understand.” “The language is archaic.” “Some of it seems pretty irrelevant — like all the begets.” But set all of that aside and what if Tozer is on target, what if God… the Creator, Holy, Omni-everything-good God is now speaking through the Bible? Would we want to listen? That’s really the starting question… do I care what God has to say?
Here’s another quote…one from John Piper,
I am constantly astonished at people who say they believe in God but live as though happiness were to be found by giving him two percent of their attention. Surely the end of the ages will reveal this to be absurd.
I don’t want to live an absurd life.