Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. I Corinthians 10:31
In the last chapter of The Pursuit of God, Tozer does not bid the reader a joyful benediction in his quest to chase down God. He closes in a blaze as he prophesy’s against the age old plague of separating the sacred from the secular. He warns, “Our inner lives tend to break up so that we live a divided instead of a unified life.”
Tozer’s insight is encouraging as not a few ministers and believers think their lives are wasted because all their time is not invested in what present day Christianity calls “spiritual” or “ministry”. He calls it the “old sacred – secular antithesis” and cautions, “Most Christians are caught in its trap. They cannot get a satisfactory adjustment between the claims of the two worlds. They try to walk the tightrope between two kingdoms and they find no peace in either. Their strength is reduced, their outlook confused and their joy taken from them.”
So as not to be confused by what Tozer discloses, he expands further with clear logic, “Paul’s exhortation to “do all to the glory of God” is more than pious idealism. It is an integral part of the sacred revelation and is to be accepted as the very Word of God. It opens before us the possibility of making every act of our lives contribute to the glory of God. Lest we should be too timid to include everything, Paul mentions specifically eating and drinking. This humble privilege we share with the beasts that perish. If these lowly animal acts can be so performed as to honor God, then it becomes difficult to conceive of one that cannot.”
A fitting conclusion to the book is summed up in a few short sentences in the remaining chapter. Mr. Tozer encourages,
“Let us practice the fine art of making every work a priestly ministration. Let us believe that God is in all our simple deeds and learn to find Him there.
IT IS NOT WHAT A MAN DOES THAT DETERMINES WHETHER HIS WORK IS SACRED OR SECULAR, IT IS WHY HE DOES IT. THE MOTIVE IS EVERYTHING. LET A MAN SANCTIFY THE LORD GOD IN HIS HEART AND HE CAN THEREAFTER DO NO UNCOMMON THING. (Emphasis mine)