The Tozer Anthology
As reported in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue.
Compiled by Harry Verploegh
If our faith is to have a firm foundation, we must be convinced beyond any possible doubt that God is altogether worthy of our trust.
God will take nine steps toward us, but He will not take the tenth. He will incline us to repent, but He cannot do our repenting for us.
God’s limitless knowledge and perfect wisdom enable Him to work rationally beyond the bounds of our rational knowing. For this reason we cannot predict God’s actions as we can predict the movements of the heavenly bodies. So He constantly astonishes us as He moves in freedom through His universe.
So imperfectly do we know Him that it may be said that one invariable concomitant of a true encounter with God is delighted wonder. No matter how high our expectation may be, when God finally moves into the field of our spiritual awareness, we are sure to be astonished by His power to overwhelm the mind and fascinate the soul.
We know how God would act if He were in our place. He has been in our place.
—from That Incredible Christian. Originally published in The Alliance Witness, February 27, 1985.
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