Started a new book two days back. No I didn’t finish a book, just added on. To my shame, I know.
In the biblical view of things, a deeper knowledge of God brings with it improvement in the other areas mentioned: purity, integrity, a willingness to sacrifice, evangelistic faithfulness, better study of Scripture, improved private and corporate worship, better relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ, a heart for the lost, and much more. But if we seek these things without passionately desiring a deeper knowledge of God, we may be running after God’s blessings or pursuing God’s power without running after him. We are worse than shallow lovers who want the advantages of having a spouse without wanting soul intimacy—worse, I say, because God is more than any wife, any husband: he is perfect in his love, and he has made us for himself, and our goals and joys are rightly found in him.
Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation by D. A. Carson
The passage is good. I highlighted it but the two words “soul intimacy” just had me. I wonder how many people actually understand this. How do I get this soul intimacy with God? I realize this is a short post. There is much for me to think upon here.