Summary

"The Pursuit of God" is "a modest attempt to aid God's hungry children so to find Him" by A. W. Tozer.

"We pursue God because, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit. 'No man can come to me,' said our Lord, 'except the Father which hath sent me draw him,' and it is by this very prevenient drawing that God takes from us every vestige of credit for the act of coming. The impulse to pursue God originates with God, but the outworking of that impulse is our following hard after Him; and all the time we are pursuing Him we are already in His hand. In this divine 'upholding' and human 'following' there is no contradiction. The doctrine of justification by faith - a Biblical truth, and a blessed relief from sterile legalism and unavailing self-effort - has in our time fallen into evil company. Christ may be 'received' without creating any special love for Him in the soul of the receiver. The man is 'saved', but he is not hungry nor thirsty after God."

Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897-1963) was an American Christian pastor, preacher, author, magazine editor, and spiritual mentor. For his work, he received two honorary doctoral degrees.
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