Devotions » Tozer Devotional
Tue, June 18, 2013
Going On Is For Those Who Have Begun
In the Hebrew epistle a great deal is said about the need for persistence in the Christian life. The converts were losing heart and the man of God sought to encourage them to "hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first" (3:14). "So do not throw away your confidence," he exhorts them, "it will be richly rewarded" (10:35).
This concept of the Christian life as a journey to be taken, a growth to be attained, is being lost to us through two widely separated modern errors.
The first is that of the liberal, who cheerfully advises the unrenewed sinner to continue in the Christian life, overlooking the important fact that he has no life in which to continue. Where there has been no impartation of life to the soul of the man, growth and development are impossible. To assume that a saving act of God has been done in a man's heart when in reality no such act has been done is to set the soul of the man in mortal jeopardy and all but guarantee his final ruin.
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. First Peter 1:23
You cannot progress in the Christian life if you have never begun. It is spiritual birth through faith in Christ that gives us life, equipped with the Holy Spirit within and the spiritual dynamic of God. But we can't grow if we have never been born.
Father, thank You I am Your child.
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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.
His books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the The Size of the Soul, Chapter 23 - Let No One Rob You of Your Christian Confidence
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