Dear Tozer, Your words are still speaking...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

AW Tozer's Vocab List
1. Abnegation--To deny
2. Repudiate--To disown
3. Perilous-- Dangerous
4. Stalwart--Marked by outstanding strength of body, mind, or spirit
5. Connote--To imply as a logical connotation
6. Malady-- A disease or unwholesome condition
7. Coddle-- To treat with excessive care
8. Prevenient--Anticipatory
9. Accords--Agrees
10. Ineffable-- Unspeakable; Indescribable
11. Fervid--burning

The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One. Many ordinary treasures may be denied him, or if he is allowed to have them, the enjoyment of them will be so tempered that they will never be necessary to his happiness. Or if he must see them go, one after one, he will scarcely feel a sense of loss, for having the Source of all things he has in One all satisfaction, all pleasure, all delight. Whatever he may lose he has actually lost nothing, for he now has it all in One, and he has it purely, legitimately and forever.

There is within the human heart a tough fibrous root of fallen life whose nature is to possess, always to possess. It covets `things' with a deep and fierce passion. The pronouns `my' and `mine' look innocent enough in print, but their constant and universal use is significant. They express the real nature of the old Adamic man better than a thousand volumes of theology could do. They are verbal symptoms of our deep disease. The roots of our hearts have grown down into things, and we dare not pull up one rootlet lest we die. Things have become necessary to us, a development never originally intended. God's gifts now take the place of God, and the whole course of nature is upset by the monstrous substitution.

Everything in the New Testament accords with this Old Testament picture. Ransomed men need no longer pause in fear to enter the Holy of Holies. God wills that we should push on into His Presence and live our whole life there.

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