So when we are exhorted to grow in our intimacy with Christ, and we are not shown how to do that, we are not guided through the process, at some level our desires are increased with no known way to fulfill them. Instead the counsel seems to be essentially a time tested list of Christian clichés.
“Die to yourself.”
“Give it over to God.”
“Spend time with God.”I don’t know about you but I am not sure, on the face of it, what all that means. I do know that Jesus rebuked those who had the first five books of the Old Testament memorized, so knowing the Bible backwards and forwards does not seem to be the answer (John 5:39 – 44).
So what is the answer?