Category: Falling Away

Man Has Lost God

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to dust. Psalm 104:29

The average person in the world today, without faith and without God and without hope, is engaged in a desperate personal search and struggle throughout his lifetime. He does not really know what he is doing here. He does not know where he is going. The sad commentary is that everything he is doing is being done on borrowed time, borrowed money and borrowed strength—and he already knows that in the end he will surely die! It boils down to the bewildered confession of many humans that they have lost God somewhere along the way. Man, made more like God than any other creature, has become less like God than any other creature. Created to reflect the glory of God, he has retreated sullenly into his cave—reflecting only his own sinfulness. Certainly it is a tragedy above all tragedies in this world that love has gone from man’s heart. Beyond that, light has gone from his mind. Having lost God, he blindly stumbled on through this dark world to find only a grave at the end!

by A.W. Tozer

Nothing But Sweetness

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

It was in my mouth as sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. Revelation 10:10

Let me caution you about the attitudes of some of the bubbly “happy, happy” people in our congregations who will insist that the Word of God can never be anything but honey sweet. Fellow believers, when we digest, absorb, and soak up the Word of the Lord, it becomes part and parcel of our daily lives. It is our delight. It is indeed honey and sweetness. But as we share that same Word in our witness to lost men and women, we will know something of bitterness and hostility, even enmity. It will follow then in experience, that Christian believers who are intent upon being faithful witnesses for Jesus Christ may not always find sweetness and light in their contacts with evil, rebellious people. We need to pray for men and women in our churches who have determined to set their own agendas—to live their lives as they please. They have determined to manage the influences of the Word of God in their lives.

by A.W. Tozer