Cultivation and Exercise

Cultivation and Exercise.

The idea of cultivation and exercise, so dear to the saints of old, has now no place in our total religious picture. It is too slow, to common. We now demand glamour and fast flowing dramatic action. We read our chapter, have our short devotions and rush away, hoping to make up for our deep inward bankruptcy by attending another gospel meeting or listening to another thrilling story told by a religious adventurer lately returned from afar. The tragic results of this spirit are all about us. Shallow lives, hollow religious philosophies, the preponderance of the element of fun in gospel meetings, the glorification of men, trust in religious externalities…

A.W. Tozer, 1948.