Tozer Devotional

Sun, September 15, 2019

God's Gracious Act

We do well to remember that mankind is only one order of God's beings or creatures. So we wonder: How could the Infinite ever become finite? And: How could the Limitless One deliberately impose limitations upon Himself? In the Book of Hebrews, we learn to our amazement that God took not upon Him the nature of angels, but He took upon Him the seed of Abraham. We would suppose that God in stepping down would step down just as little as possible. But instead, He came down to the lowest order and took upon Himself the nature of Abraham—the seed of Abraham. I like what John Wesley said concerning this mysterious act of God in stooping down to tabernacle with us: we should be sure to distinguish the act from the method by which the act is performed. Do not reject a fact because we do not know how it was done, Wesley advised. With the saints of all ages, we do well just to throw up our hands and confess: "Oh Lord, Thou knowest!"

Verse

The Word was made flesh . . . and dwelt among us. John 1:14

Thought

God took not upon Him the nature of angels, but He took upon Him the seed of Abraham.

Prayer

Dearest Lord, I will not know how You could stoop to be with us, until I can look through the eyes of unfailing grace. I am just so grateful that You chose to dwell with me.

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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 Renewed Day by Day Chapter -

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