Month: July 2020

We Get Around It

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:14

The Lordship of Jesus is not quite forgotten among Christians, but it has been relegated to our hymnbooks, where all responsibility toward it may be comfortably discharged in a glow of pleasant religious emotion. The idea that the Man, Christ Jesus, has absolute and final authority over all its members in every detail of their lives is simply not accepted as true by the rank and file of evangelical Christians. To avoid the necessity of either obeying or rejecting the plain instruction of our Lord in the New Testament, we take refuge in a liberal interpretation of them. We find ways to avoid the sharp point of obedience, comfort carnality, and make the words of Christ of none effect. And the essence of it all is that “Christ simply could not have meant what He said.” Dare we admit that His teachings are accepted even theoretically only after they have been weakened by “interpretation” ? Dare we confess that even in our public worship, the influence of the Lord is very small?

We sing of Him and preach about Him, but He must not interfere!

by A.W. Tozer

If you would only wait

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Though it tarry, wait for it; for it will surely come, and will not tarry —Habakkuk 2:3

Some things have their cycle in an hour and some in a century. Long or short, God’s plans shall complete their cycle. The tender annual which blossoms for a season and dies, and the American aloe which develops in a century-each is true to its normal principle. Many of us desire to pluck our fruit in June rather than wait until October, and so, of course, the fruit is sour and immature. But God’s purposes ripen slowly and fully, and faith waits while it tarries knowing it will surely come and will not tarry too long.

It is perfect rest to fully learn and wholly trust this glorious promise. We may know without a question that His purposes shall be accomplished when we have fully committed our ways to Him and are walking in watchful obedience to His every prompting. This faith will give a calm and tranquil poise to the spirit and save us from restless fretting and trying to do too much ourselves.

Wait, and every wrong will righten, Wait, and every cloud will brighten,

If you only wait.

by A.B. Simpson