Excerpted from: Keys to the Deeper Life by A. W. Tozer.
Copyright © 1957 by Sunday Magazine 1987 by Zondervan Publishing Corporation.
A parable of three families
The Spirit led family
Only the third family knew what the Father really wanted, and only with the help of Yloh Tirips(Holy Spirit), did they discover how to do what he wanted done and how to interpret and apply the letter properly. You see, we can’t get to know the Father and understand his heart by simply reading the scriptures, studying them, and trying to do all the things contained in them in our own strength. The Father wants us to grow in a relationship with him personally. We can’t know the Father by just reading about him. We must come to know him through the Holy Spirit, by spending time with him, and by growing in relationship with other believers who also know him.