Tozer Devotional

Wed, March 14, 2018

Our God is Holy

I must confess in behalf of all of us that we humans are not as wise as God is. For example, there are men and women forever wishing they might find someone able to predict the future for them. No one can do so with accuracy. Also, we frequently fail to live up to our promises.

But there is no such failure with God. He knows everything that can be known. He is perfect in wisdom. God never has to excuse Himself with a "Well, my intentions were good, but I failed." His ability to deliver on His promises is tied directly to His omnipotence. If God was not omnipotent, He would be unable to keep His promises. He could not give any of us assurance of salvation.

This attribute of God we call omnipotence does not really mean that God can do anything. It means that He is the only Being who can do anything He wills to do. We understand up to a point that God is perfect in love and wisdom, in holiness and strength. Still, it is impossible for us to comprehend what the Lord God means when He says, "I am the holy God." We may, however, come to the understanding that "holy" is the way God is, and that He has made holiness the moral condition necessary to the health of His entire universe.

Verse

Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy. Psalm 99:9

Thought

Holy is what God is. He is not only holy but He is holy. There is no human standard by which to measure divine holiness. God's absolute holiness is humanly incomprehensible but the nearer we draw to Him, the holier we become.

Prayer

Holy, holy, holy is the LORD God Almighty! What You will to do You do. Fulfillment of Your promises is beyond question. I would draw near to You O Holy One!

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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 Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 8 - Jesus, Keeper of God's Promises

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