Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Dose of Tozer for today

Ryan (our son) called us last night asking for prayer for a difficult meeting he was going to. While I was praying for him, my eyes happened to glance at a beaten up old copy of Pursuit of God that was sitting on my bookshelf. Here is what I opened to:

The doctrine of justification by faith--a Biblical truth, and a blessed relief from sterile legalism and unavailing self-effort--has in our time fallen into evil company and been interpreted by many in such manner as actually to bar men from the knowledge of God. The whole transaction of religious conversion has been made mechanical and spiritless. Faith may now be exercised without a jar to the moral life and without embarrassment to the Adamic ego. Christ may be 'received' without creating any special love for Him in the soul of the receiver. The man is 'saved,' but he is not hungry nor thirsty after God. In fact he is specifically taught to be satisfied and encouraged to be content with little.—A.W. Tozer, Pursuit of God, chapter 1

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Incidentally, the meeting was about that very thing!
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