The Source Of Spiritual Life
By Horatius Bonar
The Holy Spirit begins, carries on, and consummates in us all spiritual feeling, all spiritual worship, all spiritual life and energy. There be nothing more hollow and unreal than religion without the Holy Spirit. That which is external and superficial, that which manifests itself in mere dress, and music, and routine service may flourish without Him; no, can only flourish in His absence. But the deep and real must be His work from first to last. The Spirit is absolutely necessary to a religion of love, and liberty, and joy. Mere “religiousness” is at every man’s command. But “spirituality” comes from above, and is the product of the Spirit dwelling and working in the heart….