Tozer Devotional

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Thu, July 24, 2014

Hidden Facets of God's Nature

In the awful abyss of the divine Being may lie attributes of which we know nothing and which can have no meaning for us, just as the attributes of mercy and grace can have no personal meaning for seraphim or cherubim. These holy beings may know of these qualities in God but be unable to feel them sympathetically for the reason that they have not sinned and so do not call forth God’s mercy and grace. So there may be, and I believe there surely are, other aspects of God’s essential being that He has not revealed even to His ransomed and Spirit-illuminated children. These hidden facets of God's nature concern His relation to none but Himself. They are like the far side of the moon, which we know is there but which has never been explored and has no immediate meaning for men on earth. There is no reason for us to try to discover what has not been revealed. It is enough to know that God is God.

Thine own Self forever filling

 With self-kindled flame,

In Thyself Thou art distilling

 Unctions without name!

Without worshipping of creatures,

 Without veiling of Thy features, God always the same!

 —Frederick W. Faber

But God's infinitude belongs to us and is made known to us for our everlasting profit. Yet, just what does it mean to us beyond the mere wonder of thinking about it? Much every way, and more as we come to know ourselves and God better.


For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith$#151;and this not from yourselves, it the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8


God may well possess attributes of which we none nothing, but God's infinitude belongs to us and is made known to us for our profit.


As Your children, allow us to know ourselves and to know You better.

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A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the The Knowledge of the Holy, Chapter 8 - God's Infinitude


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