Activity Is Not Enough

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart . . . and rest awhile. Mark 6:31

Those who try to give warnings to the Christian Church are never very popular. Still, I must voice the caution that our craze for “activity” brings very few enriching benefits into our Christian circles. Look into the churches, and you will find groups of half-saved, half-sanctified carnal people who know more about social niceties than they do about the New Testament. It is a fact that many of our church folks are activists engaged in many religious journeys, but they do not seem to move up any closer to Jesus in heart and in spirit.

This modern religious emphasis on activity reminds me of the Japanese mice I have seen in the pet store windows. They are called waltzing mice, but they do not waltz. They just run continually!

Many in our churches hope to have a part in “something big and exciting.” But God calls us back—back to the simplicity of the faith, back to the simplicity of Jesus Christ and His unchanging Person!

by A.W. Tozer