August 27 Theology Alive
“Walk while ye have the light lest darkness come
upon you.” John 12:35
Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mount with
God. If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. “If therefore
the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” The second
you waive the question of sanctification or any other thing upon which God gave
you light, you begin to get dry rot in your spiritual life. Continually bring
the truth out into actuality; work it out in every domain, or the very light
you have will prove a curse.
The most difficult person to deal with is the one who has the smug
satisfaction of an experience to which he can refer back, but who is not
working it out in practical life. If you say you are sanctified, show it. The
experience must be so genuine that it is shown in the life. Beware of any
belief that makes you self-indulgent; it came from the pit, no matter how
beautiful it sounds.
Theology must work itself out in the most practical relationships.
“Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and
Pharisees . . .” said Our Lord, i.e., you must be more moral than the most
moral being you know. You may know all about the doctrine of sanctification, but
are you running it out into the practical issues of your life? Every bit of
your life, physical, moral and spiritual, is to be judged by the standard of