Tozer Devotional

Wed, January 31, 2018

Jesus Christ Is God

Jesus has been in our world. He spoke and taught about all these things and about everything that concerns us. The record shows that His listeners were amazed and astonished, almost to the point of being frightened. "The crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority" (Matthew 7:28–29). "No one ever spoke the way this man does" (John 7:46).

When you read your New Testament and realize afresh the attitudes and the utterances of our Lord Jesus Christ, you will know exactly how God feels. Where can we look in all the vast creation around us to find anything as beautiful—as utterly, awesomely, deeply beautiful—as the Incarnation? God became flesh to dwell among us, to redeem us, to restore us, to save us completely. Young or old or in between, we join in Lowell Mason's hymn of praise:

O could I speak the matchless worth, O could I sound the glories forth Which in my Savior shine,

I'd soar and touch the heavenly strings, And vie with Gabriel while he sings In notes almost divine.

I'd sing the characters He bears, And all the forms of love He wears, Exalted on His throne:

In loftiest songs of sweetest praise, I would to everlasting days Make all His glories known.

There is a closing stanza which anticipates the welcome we shall receive in heaven and the everlasting career awaiting us there:

Soon the delightful day will come When my dear Lord will bring me home, And I shall see His face:

Then with my Savior, Brother, Friend, A blest eternity I'll spend, Triumphant in His grace.

The convinced man who breathed those words was saying that Jesus is God! And the world above and the poorer world beneath join in response: "Amen, amen! Jesus is God!"

Verse

'No one ever spoke the way this man does,' the guards declared. John 7:46

Thought

We will never comprehend how far the Son stooped in becoming man. The incarnation shows us God in human flesh. Never man spoke or lived or loved as this man did. And He did it all for you and me.

Prayer

Lord, thank You for taking on humanity that I might know God and have life in You.

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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 4 - Jesus, God's Express Image

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