Tozer Devotional

Tue, January 09, 2018

Opting for Light

If we are going to keep our minds restful at all, we will actually think God into His world — not dismiss Him from His world, as many are trying to do. We will allow Him by faith to be in our beings what He actually is in His world.

The idea that God exists and that He is sovereign in the heavens is absolutely fundamental to human morality. Our view of human decency is also involved in this. Decency is that quality which is proper or becoming. Human decency depends upon an adequate and wholesome concept of God.

Those who take the position that there is no God cannot possibly hold a right and proper view of human nature. That is evident in God's revelation. There is not a man or woman anywhere who can hold an adequate view of our human nature until he or she accepts the fact that we came from God and that we shall return to God again.


As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night. John 13:30


As created beings God has given us the option of opening ourselves to Him by faith. To do so is to experience light in mind, heart and daily life. There is also the option of excluding Him, to pull the blinds shut and live as if He were not. Such living means dark night now and forever.


I open myself to Your light, O Lord. Attune my view of decency. I want to live in Your light.

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“What I believe about God is the most important thing about me.”

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 2 - Jesus, God's Final Revelation


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