Tozer Devotional

Sat, June 29, 2019

The Lonely Human

There is a strange contradiction in human nature all around us: the fact that a person can reek with pride, display a swollen ego, and strut like a peacock—and yet be the loneliest and most miserable person in the world! We find these people everywhere—pretending and playing a game. Deep within their beings, they are almost overwhelmed by their great loneliness, by their sense of being orphans in the final scheme of things. The result of this strange, aching human sense of loneliness and cosmic orphanage is the inward, groping question: “What good is it to be a human being? No one cares about me!” In the garden, Eve believed Satan’s lie—the lie that God was not concerned about her and that God had no emotional connection with her life and being. This is where the unregenerate person is in today's world. It is only sin and defeat that can bring this sense of orphanage, this sense of having been put out of the father’s house, and the feeling that follows when the house is burned down and the father is dead.

Verse

The joy of our heart is ceased; woe unto us that we have sinned! Lamentations 5:15-16

Thought

A person can reek with pride, display a swollen ego, and strut like a peacock—and yet be the loneliest and most miserable person in the world!

Prayer

Lord, thank You for the reminder that selfish pride leaves only an empty life.

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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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