Acclimating Ourselves to the Fellowship of the Saints

By faith and obedience, by constant meditation on the holiness of God, by loving righteousness and hating iniquity, by a growing acquaintance with the Spirit of holiness, we can acclimate ourselves to the fellowship of the saints on earth and prepare ourselves for the eternal companionship of God and saints above.  Thus, as they say when humble believers meet, we will have a heaven to go to heaven in.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 86

The Paradox of Faith

The greatness of God rouses fear within us, but His goodness encourages us not the be afraid of Him.  To fear and not be afraid – that is the paradox of faith.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 68

Every Man Lives By Faith

Every man lives by faith, the nonbeliever as well as the saint; the one by faith in natural laws and the other by faith in God.  Every man throughout his entire life constantly accepts without understanding.  The most learned sage can be reduced to silence with one simple question, “What?”  The answer to that question lies in the abyss of unknowing beyond any man’s ability to discover.  “God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof” but mortal man never.

– A.W.Tozer; Knowledge of the Holy; Kindle Version; Page 16

Even in Our Darkest Moments

God doesn’t merely forgive us or save us.  He actually enjoys us – even in our darkest moments.  He doesn’t enjoy our sin, but He enjoys us as redeemed image bearers.  Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection enable His pleasure to flow freely to unpleasurable people who have faith in Him.

– Sprinkle, Preston; Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us; David C. Cook Publishing; Colorado Springs, CO; Kindle version; copyright 2014; page 31

This is True Freedom

The gospel makes us extrospective, turning our gaze upward to God in faith and outward to  our neighbor in love.  This is true freedom – freedom from sin’s guilt and tyranny, so that we can actually love people as gifts instead of debts.

– Horton, Michael, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World; Zondervan; copyright 214; Kindle Edition; page 198