Day: July 1, 2011

Thanks For Victory

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 15:57

Observe the source of our victory – “Thanks be unto God.” The Blesser is greater than the blessing. Consider the nature of our victory – “which giveth us the victory.” It is the gift of God. “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.” And behold the means of our victory – “through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Not Ready For Heaven?

A.W. Tozer 90x115by A.W. Tozer 

My meditation of him shall be sweet; I will be glad in the Lord. Psalm 104:34

I can safely say on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven! Now, I can almost hear someone saying, "Is Tozer getting away from justification by faith?" I assure you that Martin Luther never believed in justification by faith more strongly than I do. But nowadays there is a deadly, automatic quality about getting saved. This bothers me greatly: "Sinner, just put a nickel’s worth of faith in the slot, pull down the lever and take out the little card of salvation." Tuck it in your wallet and off you go – a justified believer! But really, my brother or sister, we are brought to God and to faith and to salvation that we might worship. We do not come to God that we might be automatic Christians stamped out with a die! God has provided His salvation that we might be, individually and personally, vibrant children of God, loving God with all our heart and worshiping Him in the beauty of holiness!

by A.W. Tozer