Thursday, March 30, 2006

a.w. tozer


'The Pursuit of God' was one of those books for me.

You know, those books...the ones that you read at just the right time, at just the right place in your life. The ones that say everything you have always believed, but have not yet thought. The ones that resound so deeply within you that you can't help but look away after reading every passage, shake your head and say "Wow".

You know, those books...the ones that you immediately tell all your family and friends to read and then get offended when they don't finish.

'The Pursuit of God' was definately one of those books. And so it sits in its rightful place on the top shelf of my book case, along side every other one of those books that I have read.

About two-years ago, I came across this website. It archives thousands of audio files of sermons given by the greatest preachers of the last century. I found and downloaded two complete sermon series (each one containing 10+ sermons) given by Tozer on the topic of worship in the church. Now, given that these sermons were recorded in the late 50's and early 60's...the sound quality leaves much to be desired. They can be near impossible to understand at times and require a good measure of concentration while listening. But with that said...oh my goodness, are they amazing.

The things this man studied and understood and taught are so timeless and so true.

Recently, I have been reading another book by Tozer, 'The Knowledge of the Holy'. It is pretty heavy, not so much in stature but in theology...its definately not a quick read.

In it, I came across this and thought I would share it with you:

"To be right we must think worthily of God. It is morally imperative that we purge from our minds all ignoble concepts of the Deity and let Him be the God in our minds that He is in His universe. The Christian religion has to do with God and man, but its focal point is God, not man...That God exists for Himself and man for the glory of God is the emphatic teaching of the Bible. The high honor of God is first in heaven as it must yet be on earth."

"...let Him be the God in our minds that He is in His universe"

Wow.

Proverbs 9:10

2 comments:

Betsy said...

you been sick or something? time for an update.

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