Tag: Obedience

Guidance is By The Spirit

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5

We can always trust the moving and the leading of the Holy Spirit in our lives and experiences, but we cannot always trust our human leanings and our fleshly and carnal desires. That calls for another word of balance. We know that the emotional life is a proper and noble part of our total personality. But by its very nature, it is of secondary importance for religion lies in the will and so does righteousness. God never intended that such a being as mankind should become the mere plaything of his or her feelings. The only good that God recognizes is the willed good. The only valid holiness is a willed holiness. That is why I am always a little suspicious of the overly bubbly Christian who talks too much about himself or herself and not enough about Jesus. That is also why I am more than a little concerned about the professing Christian whose experience does not seem to have resulted in a true inner longing to be more like Jesus every day in thought, word, and deed!

by A.W. Tozer

Faith and Obedience

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

What is our answer to the many confused persons who keep asking, “How can we know that we have come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ?

First, we stand together on the basic truth that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. A second fact is that men and women are saved by faith in Christ alone, without works and without our merit. However, the fact that Christ came to save sinners is not enough; that fact in itself cannot save us. Now in our day, the issues of believing faith and the gift of eternal life are clouded and confused by an “easy acceptance” that has been fatal to millions who may have stopped short in matters of faith and obedience. Faith is believing and receiving as in Acts 16:31: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved;” and in John 1:12: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe in his name.

by A.W. Tozer