Tozer Devotional

Fri, April 21, 2017

The Strength of Humility

In the kingdom of heaven, weak things become mighty and mighty things often prove to be useless. God seeth not as man seeth, and the things that are held in high esteem among men may be scorned by the Most High God, maker of heaven and earth.

That carnal courage so prized in the kingdom of Adam may be the direct cause of constant and humiliating defeat among Christians. God will not be under the necessity of using fleshly means to accomplish His spiritual ends. The bold “strength of character” which helps men to forge to the front, to get the best jobs, to overawe their opponents, may stand squarely in the way of all efforts to progress in the life of the Spirit. God still gives courage to the faint, and He knoweth the proud afar off.

Verse

But he gives more grace. That is why Scripture says: 'God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.' James 4:6

Thought

Humility is a quality extremely counter to contemporary culture. Indeed, it is generally viewed as weakness. But genuine humility is strength and the result of God's grace.

Prayer

Thank You, Lord, for those brothers and sisters who have modeled genuine humility to me. May I grow to know their strength.

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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 We Travel an Appointed Way Chapter 5 - Humility Wins Where Force Cannot

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