Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Keep the bugs out!

Some people think holiness is something you get and that you take out with you and carefully guard it lest you lose it. Holiness is nothing else than the holy God dwelling in a human being’s heart. The heart will be holy because God is there, and God is holy. The bush had no purity of its own; and if the fire went out of the bush, as it probably did after God had given His demonstration to Moses, the bugs soon came back.—A.W. Tozer, Voice of a Prophet, page 127

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I love that description. We are holy because of Christ in us. To the degree that Christ is allowed to shine through us, the bugs have to flee. But as soon as we think the holiness is our own, the bugs start to devour us. What a great picture that is—especially to a gardener like myself.
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