Devotions » Tozer Devotional
Thu, December 27, 2012
Costly Adjustment to this World
To be happy, adjust to the social norm. That is the popular notion but it will not hold up under examination. This norm to which we must adjust-where did it come from? What Moses brought it down from what mount? Where are its credentials? From whence its authority?
Since the world insists that I adjust to its beliefs, its moral standards and its practical working philosophies, it should be able to demonstrate that it knows where it is going, what it wants and why, and it should be able to come up with a few million happy men and women who by adjusting to its standards have found life's summum bonum. Furthermore, nations that have had the benefit of such adjustment should be prosperous, peaceful, contented and happy.
These stipulations do not appear to me at all unreasonable considering how much depends upon the outcome and how much evangelistic zeal the world puts into the effort to get everyone properly adjusted.
But these simple tests show how phony the whole thing is. . . .
''Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.'' Romans 1:28
Adjustment to American societal norms promise success, financial stability, relatively high standard of living and freedom from absolutes. Adjustment also means acceptance of sexual promiscuity, abortion, homosexual lifestyle, assisted suicide and ''me first-ism.''
I see it all around me. Heart serenity is not found in adjustment to this world's values and standards. It is found only in You, Christ.
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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.
His books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the The Set of the Sail, Chapter 46 - Adjusted: But to What?
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