Monday, December 3, 2012

A.W. Tozer, Quotes about the Bible

The question is this: What are we allowing the Word of God to say to us, and what is our reaction to that Word? Have we consumed and digested the book? Have we absorbed the Word of God into our lives? Or are we among those content to be a part of a Christian congregation where there are no extreme demands, where fellowship will be consistently pleasant and without responsibility? When we, as Christians, love our Lord Jesus Christ with heart and soul and mind, the Word of God is on our side! If we could only grasp the fact that God's Word is more than a book! It is the revelation of divine truth from the person of God Himself. It has come as a divine communication in the sacred Scriptures. It has come to us in the guidance and conviction imparted by the divine Spirit of God within our beings. It has been modeled for us in Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word and the eternal Son. ~ A.W. Tozer, Jesus is Victor, p. 165
I have always felt that when we read and study the Word of God we should have great expectations. We should ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the Person, the glory and the eternal ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. Perhaps our problem is in our approach. Perhaps we have simply read our Bibles as we might read a piece of literature or a textbook. ~ A.W. Tozer, Jesus, Our Man in Glory, 17
I am convinced that a committed Christian will show a zealous concern for the cause of Christ. He or she will live daily with a set of spiritual convictions taken from the Bible. He or she will be one of the toughest to move--along with a God-given humility--in his or her stand for Christ. Why, then, have Christian ministers so largely departed from exhortations to love righteousness with a great overwhelming love, and to hate iniquity with a deep, compelling revulsion? ~ A.W. Tozer, Jesus, Our Man in Glory, 66
Go to God's Word and you will find that sin is the most pressing, the most compelling, the most imperative problem in human life and society. The most pressing problem is not sickness. It is not war. It is not poverty. Sin is the basic problem because sin has to do with a person's soul. Sin does not relate merely to a person's short years on this earth. It involves that person's eternal future and the world to come. ~ A.W. Tozer, Jesus, Our Man in Glory, 74
None of us can ever be fully pleasing to God if we are not willing to be well taught in His Word. ~ A.W. Tozer, Jesus, Our Man in Glory, 104
The greatest encouragement throughout the Bible is God's love for His lost race and the willingness of Christ, the eternal Son, to show forth that love in God's plan of redemption. The love of Jesus is so inclusive that it knows no boundaries. At the point where we stop caring and loving, Jesus is still there loving and caring. ~ A.W. Tozer, Jesus, Author of Our Faith, 144
The difficulty we modern Christians face is not misunderstanding the Bible, but persuading our untamed hearts to accept its plain instructions. Our problem is to get the consent of our world-loving minds to make Jesus Lord in fact as well as in word. ~ A.W. Tozer, God's Pursuit of Man, 120
God's words are not for me to edit and tinker with, but to believe and obey. ~ A.W. Tozer, Experiencing God's Presence, 99
Regarding God's Word, let us love it and live in it and eat it and drink it and lie down on it and walk on it and stand on it and swear by it and live by it and rest in it. ~ A.W. Tozer, Experiencing God's Presence, 105

© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! so much great stuff there! I really enjoy A. W. Tozer. I especially like the first quote. We have become Christians who just want to go sit in church and get our happy on. We don't want to take up our cross and do what we have to do to follow Jesus. I think I need to find a Tozer book. Thanks Becky! God Bless