Tag: Image of Christ

Examples, Good or Bad

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. First Timothy 4:12

A sacred obligation lies upon each of us to be Christlike. This generation of Christians must have models it can safely admire. That is not the primary reason for seeking to be holy, but it is a powerful one. Many beginners are taking us for their examples. Later they will become detached from us and will learn to fix their eyes directly upon the Lord Himself; in the meantime, for better or for worse we are their idea of what Christ is like. This is a wonderful and frightening fact that we must face and deal with as we may.

We are under deep obligation to do all in our power to shatter the “common” image, which is now accepted as standard for men in and out of the church. The nations need uncommon men to guide them and the church needs uncommon Christians. And we had better take this whole thing seriously.

by A.W. Tozer

Growing in Grace

A.W. Pinkby A.W. Pink

“As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the Word–that you may grow thereby” 1 Peter 2:2

It behooves each one of us to honestly and diligently examine himself, so as to discover whether or not we are growing in grace.

We are not to be content with an increase of mere head-knowledge of Scripture. What we need to be most concerned about is our practical growth–our experimental conformity to the image of Christ.

One point at which we may test ourselves is: “Does my reading and study of God’s Word make me less worldly?”

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18

by A.W. Pink