Tozer Devotional

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Tue, September 30, 2014

Musical Accompaniment

According to the Book of Job, God's work of creation was done to musical accompaniment. "Where wast thou," God asks, "when I laid the foundations of the earth . . . when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" John Dryden carried the idea a bit further than this, but not, perhaps, too far to be true:


From harmony, from heavenly harmony,

     This universal frame began:

When nature underneath a heap

     Of jarring atoms lay,

     And could not heave her head,

The tuneful voice was heard from high,

     "Arise, ye more than dead!"

Then cold, and hot, and moist, and dry,

     In order to their stations leap,

     And Music's power obey.

From harmony, from heavenly harmony,

     This universal frame began:

     From harmony to harmony

Through all the compass of the notes it ran,

The diapason closing full in Man.

          From "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day"

Verse

"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? . . . On what were its footings set, or who laid its footing set, / or who laid its cornerstone—/ while the morning stars sang together / and all the angels shouted for joy?" Job 38:4–5

Thought

God's work of creation was done to musical accompaniment.

Prayer

In great joy and celebration, You, Father, created the world and all that is in it!

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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 20 - The Love of God

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