I love books. I love to learn. I love to discover that some new truth is not really new; just its new to me. I am amazed at how so many people are historical snobs. The Holy Spirit has been speaking for two thousand years, and Jesus has been placing gifts of ministry in the Church during the same.
How is it we think only what God is speaking now through the current mouth is the only thing relevant? For me, I think what some people think is relevant is repetition. It’s a pity we can’t go forward, we can’t go higher, we can’t press in deeper — all because we as a people have become historical snobs. You can’t go further if you are unwilling to build on what came before.
I often think of what Spurgeon said to his Bible school students, “It seems odd, that certain men who talk so much of what the Holy Spirit reveals to themselves, should think so little of what he has revealed to others.”
Are you aware that we live in a generation that has nearly forgotten what the former generation came to do? How pompous to declare we want more when we discard when so much more was freely given but then despised. Don’t turn a deaf ear on the past, but learn from it, and by doing so have a keener ear to hear what lies ahead.