The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing – Tozer’s thoughts on Genesis 22, Abraham and Isaac

This post is an excerpt from A.W. Tozer's The Pursuit of God, The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing. I believe it to be some of the highest thoughts in all devotional writing. --- As he watched him grow from babyhood to young manhood the heart of the old man was knit closer and closer with the... Continue Reading →

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Walking In the Light of Known and Unknown Sin – Thoughts on 1 John 1:7

Adapted from Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest The Holy Spirit applies the Atonement (holy spiritual cleansing by the blood of Jesus) to us consciously and unconsciously, and it is only when we get a grasp of the unrivalled power of the Spirit in us that we understand the meaning of 1 John 1:7.... Continue Reading →

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The Tender Love of God – thoughts on Genesis 46:2

[These are Spurgeon’s thoughts with some adaptations.] 46:2 “Jacob, Jacob!” God uses two names in this passage. “Jacob” was the name of his weakness and “Israel” the name of his strength. “Jacob” the natural man and “Israel” the spiritual. When he set out to go down into Egypt and see his son Joseph, he started... Continue Reading →

“Umm… dad.” Thoughts on Genesis 45, Jacob and Joseph

Genesis‬ ‭45:26, “And they told him, saying, “Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt.” And Jacob’s heart stood still, because he did not believe them.” For 20 years Jacob had grieved the loss of Joseph. No doubt the possibility of him being alive stopped being considered because of... Continue Reading →

Generational Greatness and Weaknesses – Thoughts on Genesis 26, Abraham and Isaac pt. 2

Isaac’s character is dwarfed by the greatness of Abraham, his “heel-grabbing” son Jacob, and his clever wife Rebekah. No matter how exciting the scene appears, he is a supporting role. By contrast to others, his role in life was uneventful and obscure but nonetheless important. Our faith, whether marked by either the underwhelming or extraordinary,... Continue Reading →

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