Tozer Devotional

Wed, July 18, 2018

Truth and Truths

It might help us also to remember that truth occurs both in the singular and in the plural. There are within the Holy Scriptures truth and truths, all inspired and all profitable, but certainly not all equally clear. Great and good men have differed about the meaning of certain texts, but all served their generation by the will of God and fell on sleep. Christ said not, "I am the truths," but "I am the Truth." He gathers up in Himself all truth and truths. To know Him is to know the Truth in living experience, but it is not to know all truths in intellectual apprehension. Let us be careful lest we see a truth in the Word and mistake it for the Truth. There is a mighty difference.

It has always been a source of great delight to me to discover the hymns of the Calvinists Watts, Newton and Cowper in the hymnbook edited by John Wesley, the Arminian. And not a few of the Wesleyan hymns are bound up with the hymns of Isaac Watts published as long ago as 1823.

When Wesley was dying, so we are told, he tried to sing, though his voice was all but gone from him. Someone stooped low over his bed and heard coming from his lips the whispered words of Watts' hymn,


I'll praise my Maker while I've breath, And when my voice is lost in death, Praise shall employ my nobler powers.

Fine points of theology are not important at such a time.

Verse

Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. Acts 20:30

Thought

Those who concentrate on the Truth find themselves in close fellowship with other believers even though they disagree on particular truths. Those who major in truths are in danger of missing the Truth and drawing others away from it.

Prayer

Lord, forgive me for championing certain truths and losing focus on You, the Truth.

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“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 The Warfare of the Spirit Chapter 25 - Our Imperfect View of Truth

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