Tozer Devotional

Thu, January 18, 2018

Universal Cosmic Harmony

These basic concepts — the mysteries of creation and God's unity forever displayed in His works—are not new. They were believed by the great Christian souls and minds of the earlier centuries. One of the notable Scottish Moravian authors was James Montgomery. Out of his writing comes this beautiful poem expressing the unity he sensed in God’s creation:

The glorious universe around, The heavens with all their train, Sun, moon and stars are firmly bound In one mysterious chain. The earth, the ocean and the sky To form one world agree; Where all that walk or swim or fly Compose one family. God in creation must display His wisdom and His might; Where all His works with all His ways Harmoniously unite.

Montgomery's use of the word harmoniously is impressive. It affirms that finally, when sin has been purged from God's universe, everything in creation will be consummate with everything else. There will be universal cosmic harmony.

We are only too aware that the universe as we know it is in discord. On every side sounds the raucous rattle of sin. But in that coming day sin will be purged away and all things that walk, creep, crawl, swim or fly will be found to comprise one family indeed.

Verse

For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. Romans 8:20–21

Thought

That day is coming when all God's works with all God's ways will harmoniously unite. Discord will be eliminated and sin forever purged away. All creation will be as one — creative unity. And we will be one godly family!

Prayer

O God, haste the day when Your objective of universal harmony in all creation will be realized.

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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 Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 3 - Jesus, Heir of All Things

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