Since true faith rests upon what God is, it is of utmost importance that, to the limit of our comprehension, we know what He is. "They that know thy name will put their trust in thee" (Psalm 9:10). The name of God is the verbal expression of His character, and confidence always rises or falls with known character. What the psalmist said was simply that they who know God to be the kind of God He is will put their confidence in Him. This is not a special virtue, I repeat, but the normal direction any mind takes when confronted with the fact. We are so made that we trust good character and distrust its opposite. That is why unbelief is so intensely wicked. "He that believeth not God hath made him a liar" (1 John 5:10). The character of God is the Christian's final ground of assurance and the solution of many, if not most, of his practical religious problems. Some persons, for instance, believe that God answered prayer in Bible times but will not do so today, and others hold that the miracles of olden days can never be repeated. To believe so is to deny or at least to ignore almost everything God has revealed about Himself. We must remember that God always acts like Himself. He has never at any time anywhere in the vast universe acted otherwise than in character with His infinite perfections. This knowledge should be a warning to the enemies of God, and it cannot but be an immense consolation to His friends.
Sun, July 03, 2016
God Always Acts Like Himself
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
Horatius Bonar understood it well when he wrote: "I change, He changes not, the Christ can never die; His love, not mine, the resting place; His truth, not mine, the tie."
You are my resting place. The more I know You the more I trust You. I can trust You even when I do not understand.
Deeper Life Discussions
What has God been teaching you today?
Need an account? Register Now
Here is what others have said in the Deeper Life forum:
- Joy Equals Strength? by Thinker
- Don’t Look To Your Faith, Look To Jesus by Candice
- Aging Can't Do It! by Thinker
- How Far Have You Come? by Thinker
- Lukewarm coffee; Movie: War room by Fireweed Trekker
“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.
His books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the That Incredible Christian Chapter Six - Faith's Foundation Is God
Is God calling you to service? We’re here to help you connect your passion with God’s purpose.
Serve with The Alliance »