Tozer Devotional

Tue, July 09, 2019

Rejoice or Grumble

I think all of us meet Christian men and women who always seem to look on the gloomy side and are never able to do anything with life's problems but grumble about them! I meet them often and when I do, I wonder: "Can these people be reading and trusting the same Bible I have been reading?" The Apostle Peter wrote to the tempted, suffering, and persecuted believers in his day and noted with thanksgiving that they could rejoice because they counted God's promises and provisions greater than their trials! We do live in a sinful and imperfect world, and as believers in Christ we acknowledge that perfection is a relative thing now—and God has not really completed a thing with us as yet! Peter testified that the persecuted and suffering Christians of his day were looking, in faith, to a future state of things immeasurably better than that which they knew and that state of things would be perfect and complete!

Verse

Ye greatly rejoice . . . though you are in heaviness through manifold temptations. 1 Peter 1:6

Thought

We do live in a sinful and imperfect world, and as believers in Christ, we acknowledge that perfection is a relative thing now—and God has not really completed a thing with us as yet!

Prayer

Lord, help me to remember that You have not completed Your work with us just yet.

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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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