To be grateful to God’s servants is to be grateful to God; and it follows that in a very real sense we thank God when we thank His people. We will always have spiritual leaders, and I think we make two mistakes in our attitudes toward them. One is not being sufficiently grateful to them. The other is in following them too slavishly. The first is a sin of omission, and because it is something that is not there, it is not likely to be noticed as a sin that is plainly present. We do make a serious mistake when we become so attached to the preaching or writing of a great Christian leader that we accept his teaching without daring to examine it. We should follow men only as they follow the Lord. We should keep an open mind lest we become blind followers of a man whose breath is in his nostrils. Learn from every holy man and his ministry. Be grateful to every one of them and thankful for them—and then follow Christ.
Devotions » Tozer Devotional
Sat, April 18, 2015
LET US BE THANKFUL
Giving thanks always . . . in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20
We should follow men only as they follow the Lord.
Lord, thank You for those who minister to me and for this reminder for me to thank them. Help me to regard them rightly as they follow Your will.
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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.
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