Tozer Devotional Collective Writings from the Books of A.W. Tozer 1440 <![CDATA[David's Power Source]]> Sun, 27 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Lessons David Learned]]> Sat, 26 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Preoccupation with God]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[A Tribute to David]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Graciously Giving and Receiving]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Evil Motives for Doing Good]]> Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Parading Good Works]]> Mon, 21 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[God's Glory or Ours?]]> Sun, 20 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Secret Helpers]]> Sat, 19 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Life that is Truly Life]]>
Command those who are rich in the present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share (6:17–18). Some Christians feel little or no sympathy for those outside the fold. Let it be suggested that help be granted to some unfortunate human and the question is instantly asked, "Is he a Christian?" or "Is he worthy of our assistance?" This attitude is wrong for a number of reasons and altogether beneath those who call themselves by the sacred name of Christ. If we are to help only the worthy, who then can qualify? The Christian can hide his goods away with a pure conscience, safe in the knowledge that he would help the poor if he could find any worthy of it. The moth and rust would qualify, to be sure, and they will get them at last; in the meantime the happy believer can sing hymns and distribute tracts while the poor ask for bread and there is none and little children cry themselves to sleep at night with no one to comfort them.]]>
Fri, 18 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Good Examples and the Other Kind]]>
"You are the light of the world. . . . Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:14a, 16).

In accord with this Paul exhorted his friend Timothy, "set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity" (1 Timothy 4:12). The third responsibility the Christian has toward his fellow believer and toward the world is to do, in the language of another, "all the good you can, to all the people you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can." The Scriptures present a charming picture of the ideal woman, and one feature present is the practice of good works. Lemuel’s description of a virtuous woman in the thirty-first chapter of Proverbs shows us one who is not only morally pure, but hard working and industrious too, and along with her housewifely activities she manages also to do many good works for others: "She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy" (Proverbs 31:20). Paul required that the women believers in the early Church "dress modestly" with modest apparel and good deeds (1 Timothy 2:9–10). Before an elderly woman could be "put on the list of widows" (obviously received into the first Christian home for the aged), it had to be shown not only that she had professed to be a Christian but that she was "and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds" (5:10).]]>
Thu, 17 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Legitimate "Do-gooders"]]> Wed, 16 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Fix Your Eyes on Jesus!]]> Tue, 15 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Following Christ]]> Mon, 14 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Maturity: The Goal of Mentoring]]> Sun, 13 May 2018 07:00:00 -0600