Tozer Devotional

Sat, January 25, 2020

Come As You Are

Let me say this to any of you who are still trying to add up your human merits, look away in faith to the Lord of abundant mercy! Fixing yourself over and trying to straighten yourself out will never be sufficient; you must come to Jesus as you are! Our Lord told about two men who went up into the temple to pray. One said, “God, here I am—all fixed up. Every hair is in place!” The other said, “Oh God, I just crawled in off Skid Row. Have mercy on me!” God forgave the Skid Row bum but sent the other man away, hardened, unrepentant, and unforgiven. We come to Him just as we are but in humble repentance. When the human spirit comes to God knowing that anything it receives will be out of God’s mercy, then repentance has done its proper work! God promises to forgive and forget and to take that man into His heart and teach him that all of God’s kindnesses are due to His mercy. What more can a sinner ask?

Verse

Being justified by his . . . heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:7

Thought

We come to Him just as we are but in humble repentance.

Prayer

Lord, I am so thankful that while I was filthy and unworthy, You cared enough to pick me up and clean me off when I repented. Now I am very blessed to wear a robe of righteousness.

“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 Renewed Day by Day Volume II Chapter -

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