A. W. Tozer is one of the most respected and beloved preachers of the twentieth century. He authored over 40 books and served the church for close to four decades. According to author and pastor J. I. Packer, “Tozer is one of the great Christian writers of this century. . . . Reading him is like drinking at an oasis in the desert.”
50 years after Dr. Tozer’s death, fellow pastor James L. Snyder put together a collection of his never-before-published daily devotionals.
Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at Dr. Tozer’s new daily devotional, My Daily Pursuit—pre-order it on Vyrso today!
Your daily devotional:
“Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”
We were born to worship. If we are not worshiping God in the beauty of holiness, we have missed our reason for being born. I embrace the idea that worship is the delightful, awesome, humbling, wonderful experience that we can have in varying degrees. It does not take a building to create worship.
If you burn down the church building and drive away all the people, you have not disturbed Christian worship at all. Keep a Christian from entering the church sanctuary and you have not in the least bit hindered his worship. We carry our sanctuary with us. We never leave it.
We do not enter into a building and then commence to worship. If you are not worshiping God on Monday morning, as you worshiped him the day before, perhaps you are not worshiping Him at all.
When Christians lose their love for God, they become sick. The lack of worship as a natural, spontaneous and continual thing is a sure sign of spiritual sickness. One generation lets this slip a little; it affects the next generation and the next until there is no real, overwhelming desire to worship God.
Then worship has to be created from the outside; but that is never true worship.
“Let all mortal flesh keep silence,
And with fear and trembling stand;
Ponder nothing earthly minded,
For with blessing in His hand,
Christ our God
To earth descendeth,
Our full homage to demand.”
—Fourth Century Greek, English trans. by Gerard Moultrie
Dear God, I come before you in fear and trembling and experience You as You long to share Yourself. Let me know you in the beauty of Thy blessed holiness. Amen.
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Pre-order A. W. Tozer’s new devotional, My Daily Pursuit, on Vyrso today!