Tozer Devotional

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Mon, September 22, 2014

Grace Abounds

Instead of straining to comprehend this as a theological truth, it would be better and simpler to compare God's grace with our need. We can never know the enormity of our sin, neither is it necessary that we should. What we can know is that "where sin abounded, grace did much more abound."

To "abound" in sin: that is the worst and the most we could or can do. The word abound defines the limit of our finite abilities; and although we feel our iniquities rise over us like a mountain, the mountain, nevertheless, has definable boundaries: it is so large, so high, it weighs only this certain amount and no more. But who shall define the limitless grace of God? Its "much more" plunges our thoughts into infinitude and confounds them there. All thanks be to God for grace abounding.

We who feel ourselves alienated from the fellowship of God can now raise our discouraged heads and look up. Through the virtues of Christ's atoning death the cause of our banishment has been removed. We may return as the Prodigal returned, and be welcome. As we approach the Garden, our home before the Fall, the flaming sword is withdrawn. The keepers of the Tree of Life stand aside when they see a son of grace approaching.


Return, O wanderer, now return,

     And seek thy Father's face;

Those new desires which in thee burn

     Were kindled by His grace.


Return, O wanderer, now return,

     And wipe the falling tear:

Thy Father calls,—no longer mourn;

     'Tis love invites thee near.

          William Benco Collyer

Verse

The law was added so that the trepass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:20

Thought

Who can define the limitless grace of God? Its "much more" plunges our thoughts into infinitude and confounds them there.

Prayer

We are thankful, Lord, that You did not turn face away from us. Instead, You shed Your abounding grace on us.

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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 19 - The Grace of God

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