Tuesday, August 01, 2006

A Tuned Piano


"Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshippers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified. The body becomes stronger as its members become healthier. The whole church of God gains when the members that compose it begin to seek a better and a higher life."

-– A. W. Tozer

1 Comments:

Blogger Tony said...

Amen. While fellowship is important all too often it is sought after at the expense personal or as Tozer said "private" religion. This all the more reflects how when we worship corporately the focus is not to be on us but God when all too often the focus is on the worshiper not the worshipped.

In the end it all comes down to whether we seek to be consumers or communers and it would seem communers are severely lacking today. This is both the fault of the individual who is driven by a consumer mentality and the church which all too often is driven to meet those consumers desires rather than their need which is communing with God.

Thanks again for the quote.

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