Year End Offering - Give Now

Tozer Devotional

Sat, November 23, 2019

Playing At Religion

When our faith becomes obedience to our Savior, then it is true faith indeed! The difficulty we modern Christians face is not misunderstanding the Bible but persuading our untamed hearts to accept its plain instruction. Our problem is to get the consent of our world-loving minds to make Jesus Lord in fact as well as in word—for it is one thing to say, “Lord, Lord,” and quite another thing to obey the Lord’s commandments. We may sing “Crown Him Lord of all” and rejoice in the tones of the loud organ and the deep melody in harmonious voices, but still we have done nothing until we have left the world and set our faces toward the City of God in hard practical reality. The world’s spirit is strong and it can play at religion with every appearance of sincerity. It can have fits of conscience (particularly during Lent). It will contribute to charitable causes and campaigns on behalf of the poor but all with its own condition: “Let Christ keep His distance and never assert His Lordship.” This it positively will not endure!

Verse

Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world. 1 John5:4

Thought

The difficulty we modern Christians face is not misunderstanding the Bible but persuading our untamed hearts to accept its plain instruction.

Prayer

Lord, take my life as a complete and sincere offering to You and keep my mind set on obedience while my feet stay ready to do Your will.

“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 Renewed Day by Day Chapter -

Share

Get Involved...

Pray.

We cannot “Live the Call Together” unless prayer is central to all we do.
Pray with us »

Serve.

Is God calling you to service? We’re here to help you connect your passion with God’s purpose.
Serve with The Alliance »

Give.

Help build Christ’s Church by supporting the ministry and workers of The Alliance.
Give today »