The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

It is not enough to know things about God. It is important that we declare to people all around us that they must come to know God Himself.
Our faith in God is more than the provision of an eternal life insurance policy. Some Christians in their testimonies seem to view God as a lifeboat always coming to their rescue. Or perhaps they portray Him as a kind of ladder enabling them to get out of a burning building.
We dare not miss the point here. Our God takes pleasure in His believing children coming to Him with genuine faith, knowing that He is the rewarder of all who diligently seek Him. . .
Faith in God is to be demonstrated, not defined. Just as God’s church demonstrates Christian love, the demonstration of godly, humble faith is God’s ideal for His church. . . God wants His people, including the ministers, to demonstrate all of the outworking of faith in their daily lives and practices.
We should be busy demonstrating the fragrance of God’s love and grace in our daily walk. It is not proper to magnify faith if in doing so we forget that our confidence as believers is not in the power of faith but in the person and work of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

A. W. Tozer

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Comments on: "Faith In God Is More Than An Insurance Policy" (4)

  1. Let the fruit of the Spirit shine!

  2. “It is not enough to know things about God. It is important that we declare to people all around us that they must come to know God Himself.”

    While I don’t disagree with Tozer, I do think he misses the mark a bit. It should be obvious to us all that the primary reason God sent his Son to die on the cross for our sins was not so that we would tell others about it. Of course we are commissioned to tell others about that and we have a responsibility to do so. The goal of the Christian life is not to tell others about Christ. Rather, it is to become more and more like Christ in how we act towards others and towards the Father. If you think about that for a moment, you realize that the most important person that you and I need to preach to is ourselves. We must incarnate God’s truth for ourselves, which Tozer does talk about.

    The longer I live on this earth and follow Christ, the more I realize that declaring God’s truth to other people is a lot easier than living out those truths consistently. The world calls us out on those things all the time: We say we believe one thing and then act in a way that contradicts our faith claim.

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