Tozer Devotional

Sun, February 16, 2020

Confess Christ's Lordship

I think it is a completely wrong concept in Christian circles to look upon Jesus as a kind of divine nurse to whom we can go when sin has made us sick and, after He has helped us, to say, “Goodbye, Jesus” and go on our own way. Suppose I go into a hospital in need of a blood transfusion. After the staff has ministered to me and given their services, do I just slip out with a cheery “goodbye” as though I owe them nothing and it was kind of them to help me in my time of need? That may sound far out to you, but it draws a picture of attitudes among us today. But the Bible never in any way gives us such a concept of salvation. Nowhere are we ever led to believe that we can use Jesus as a Savior and not own Him as our Lord. He is the Lord, and, as the Lord, He saves us because He has all of the offices of Savior, Christ, High Priest, and Wisdom and Righteousness and Sanctification and Redemption! He is all of these—and all of these are embodied in Him as Christ, the Lord!

Verse

As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him. Colossians 2:6

Thought

Nowhere are we ever led to believe that we can use Jesus as a Savior and not own Him as our Lord.

Prayer

Dear Jesus, You are my Lord as much as Savior. I worship You, and I live my life only for You.

“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 Volume II Chapter -

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