Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was the son of a Scottish minister and a Dutch Reformed pastor. Murray was born in S. Africa and educated in Scotland. He returned to S. Africa and became a noted writer and pastor in Cape Town and Wellington. Murray was vitally connected to the Keswick meetings that espoused the Higher Life and Inner Life philosophies. This book is a good example of those teachings. Murray’s way of obtaining spirituality is to let go completly of self and let God have full control of the believer’s walk. Though this sounds good in some respects, the book never tells exactly how that works since the believer always has to do something and cannot be totally passive. Still, there is some redeeming value in the book especially in areas of encouragement, devotion, and love of God.
Walking With God in DeathNovember 1, 2018
We end our series about walking with God where it should end, considering the time of our death. I don’t know why the topic should seem morbid to us, all of us will die and the only thing that can change that is the rapture of the church at the end of the age. That […]
Walking With God in JudgmentSeptember 29, 2018
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 11:13-14). The words judge and judgment and their cognates appear […]
The Meekness of WisdomSeptember 3, 2018
“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” (James 3:13) Who wants to violate the first characteristic of meekness and write about it? Who wants to appear to be like the one who brags about being humble? […]