Tozer Devotional

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Thu, August 21, 2014

Rapturous Descriptions of the Godhead

Reticence and compulsion forever contend within the heart that would speak of God.


How shall polluted mortals dare

     To sing Thy glory or Thy grace?

Beneath Thy feet we lie afar,

     And see but shadows of Thy face.

          Isaac Watts


Yet we console ourselves with the knowledge that it is God Himself who puts it in our hearts to seek Him and makes it possible in some measure to know Him, and He is pleased with even the feeblest effort to make Him known.

If some watcher or holy one who has spent his glad centuries by the sea of fire were to come to earth, how meaningless to him would be the ceaseless chatter of the busy tribes of men. How strange to him and how empty would sound the flat, stale, and profitless words heard in the average pulpit from week to week. And were such a one to speak on earth would he not speak of God? Would he not charm and fascinate his hearers with rapturous descriptions of the Godhead? And after hearing him could we ever again consent to listen to anything less than theology, the doctrine of God? Would we not thereafter demand of those who would presume to teach us that they speak to us from the mount of divine vision or remain silent altogether?

Verse

The heavens declare the glory of God; / the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1

Thought

We console ourselves with the knowledge that it is God who puts it in our hearts to seek Him and makes it possible in some measure to know Him.

Prayer

Lord, let our ears desire to hear You speak from the mount of divine vision the rapturous descriptions of the Godhead.

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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 The Knowledge of the Holy, Chapter 13 - The Divine Transcendence

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