A poorly quoted excerpt from this:
“Nobody today seems to think that God is dangerous. And that is itself a dangerous oversight. It’s dangerous because before we yawn at God, we must first replace the majestic, holy, awesome Tiger of Scripture with a domesticated kitten, conformed to the standards of the world, measured by the yardstick of political correctness…Yawning at Tigers is exactly what the Christian publishing industry needs, a humble but prophetic book pointing ou the folly of Christians who have grown bored with the god they invented–who displays no wrath, has lost its majestic holiness, would never call for blood, and who has been sanded over smooth–a god perfectly tame and safe.
The reality, the tragedy, is that we all yawn at God at some point in time. Our spiritual lives just become sort of routine, lackadaisical, and we go through the motions…We don’t ever stop to think: The god we worship is the God of Isaiah 6, high and lifted up, the God before whom people fell as though dead. We need to be reminded of the dramatic majesty of God so that we do not get lackadaisical before this great and holy God.
The cruel irony of choosing God’s love over his holiness is that we end up losing both. If we are not talking about the great and majestic God who dwells in unapproaachable light, then his love loses meaning (1 Timothy 6:16). We need to maintain his holiness in order to truly appreciate the magnitude of his love.
Bottom line, if we lose the magnificence of God’s holiness we lose our worship.
…I think in every heart there remains a deep-seated desire to stand in the presence of a holy and transcendent God…People are thirsty for transcendence.
God is not a kitten. He’s a tiger. He’s good, but he’s not tame.”