Tag: Truth

Better Farther On

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. Luke 24:45

Truth that is not experienced is no better than error and may be fully as dangerous. Remember that the scribes who sat in Moses’ seat were not the victims of error; they were the victims of failure to experience the truth they taught! We should see that one of the greatest foes of the Christian is religious complacency. The man who believes that he has “arrived” will not go any further; and the present neat habit of quoting a text to prove we have arrived may be a dangerous one if, in truth, we have no actual inward experience of the text. The great saints of the past have all had yearning hearts. Their longing after God all but consumed them; it propelled them onward and upward to heights toward which less ardent Christians look with languid eye and entertain no hope of reaching. May we offer this word of exhortation: pray on, fight on, sing on! Press on into the deep things of God. Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will!

by A.W. Tozer

The Breath of God

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

The word that I have spoken . . . shall judge him in the last day.
John 12:2

Two of the great realities in our midst are surely the promised presence of God and the testimony of His eternal Word. By the Word of God I do not refer only to the book you hold in your hand—paper and letters, pages and ink—sewed together with silk thread. By the Word of God I do mean the expression of the mind of God: the mighty, world-filling breath of God. Most of the things men and women talk about cannot be counted among the great realities of life. In October, people talk a great deal about the World Series as a great reality, but by December they have forgotten who pitched and who struck out. People spend their entire lives in the pursuit of those things that can only perish and fade away. But when it is all over, they are still going to be faced with the reality of the eternal Word of God, the revelation of truth which God has given us. Think of the changes that would come if humans would suddenly stop and hear the Word of God.

by A.W. Tozer