Tozer Devotional

Sat, April 29, 2017

On Being Trustworthy Investors

To each of us God has issued a certain store as it has pleased Him: to one more, to another less. And

since God owes us nothing, anything He gives us may be put down to His unearned generosity. The man

with a smaller store dare not complain against God for having given him less than his neighbor received.

God’s gifts are not debts which He pays us, but gratuities bestowed out of pure mercy.

One thing taught large in the Holy Scriptures is that while God gives His gifts freely, He will require a

strict accounting of them at the end of the road. Each man is personally responsible for his store, be it

large or small, and will be required to explain his use of it before the judgment seat of Christ.

The “store” is nothing new, just the old familiar list of human possessions: time, talents, earthly

goods, opportunities. Though they are as common as the grass beside the path, the waste of them

constitutes one of life’s most appalling tragedies.

Verse

'Well done, my good servant!' his master replied. 'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.' Luke 19:17

Thought

Deeply impressive among overseas Christians are those with such limited resources and yet who have invested them so wisely and faithfully. This, while we have wasted so much.

Prayer

You have given me so much, Lord. O help me to use it all wisely.

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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 We Travel an Appointed Way Chapter 8 - The Tragedy of Waste

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