Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tozer: the eye of faith

Saturday, December 17, 2016
    Commemoration of Eglantine Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of ‘Save the Children’, 1928
    And again another Scripture says, “They will look on him whom they have pierced.”
    —John 19:37 (ESV)
    Like the eye which sees everything in front of it and never sees itself, faith is occupied with the Object upon which it rests and pays no attention to itself at all. While we are looking at God, we do not see ourselves—blessed riddance. The man who has struggled to purify himself and has had nothing but repeated failures will experience real relief when he stops tinkering with his soul and looks away to the perfect One.
    ... A. W. Tozer (1897-1963), The Pursuit of God [1948], Christian Publications, 1982, p. 84 (see the book)
    See also John 19:37; Isa. 45:22; Zech. 12:10; Mic. 7:7; John 1:29; 3:14-15; Heb. 12:1-2; Rev. 1:7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, keep my eyes focused on you.
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