A.W. Tozer Quotes (Author of The Pursuit of God)
The God Who Pursues Us Relentlessly
Facebook Email Print. In a world that defines us by what we do, God looks at who we are. May we openly accept his gaze today, with faith in our hearts that he always looks at us with grace. And may his pursuit of our hearts stir up a pursuit within us of his heart, setting out every morning to experience the fullness of his love and compassion. Apple Podcasts Spotify. We have relationship with our Creator not because we sought him out, but because he is always pursuing us. Any elements of Christian spirituality at work in our lives are the result of his constant grace drawing us deeper and deeper into the abundant life Jesus died to give us.
But what about God? Does God pursue us? And if so, how does he do that? This biblical story of the ninety-nine sheep goes beyond the literal image of the shepherd and the lost sheep to paint a picture of a devoted father in pursuit of his lost child. The lost sheep is each and every one of us before we enter into relationship with Christ. On our own we are lost and aimless. We wander around in a desert wasteland trying to find our own way.
Watch the video above and talk about it with a group or mentor. Learn more. Psalm is one of the most powerful psalms in the Bible. This psalm comes from King David, and it shows us that before we ever began to pursue God, God pursued us. Psalm O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me.
What does the Bible say about? Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
The Bible Exposition Commentary Vol. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books. Craig Blomberg takes the opposite position. Matthew Vol. In the interpretation of these 2 parables, I am more inclined to agree with Blomberg than Wiersbe. While it might not be the point of these parables, it is something that is very true.