Tozer on Leadership - Monday, December 17, 2012

Trials and Pain: God Send Us Tears

For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame-who set their mind on earthly things.—Philippians 3:18-19

The Bible was written in tears and to tears it will yield its best treasures. God has nothing to say to the frivolous man....

The psalmists often wrote in tears, the prophets could hardly conceal their heavyheartedness, and the apostle Paul in his otherwise joyous epistle to the Philippians broke into tears when he thought of the many who were enemies of the cross of Christ and whose end was destruction. Those Christian leaders who shook the world were one and all men of sorrows whose witness to mankind welled out of heavy hearts. There is no power in tears per se, but tears and power ever lie close together in the Church of the First-born....

The whole Christian family stands desperately in need of a restoration of penitence, humility and tears. May God send them soon. God Tells the Man Who Cares, pp. 2-3,6

"This being so, Lord, I pray this morning that You would break me and send the tears. Amen."

Reprinted from Tozer on Christian Leadership by A.W. Tozer, copyright © 2001 by Zur Ltd. Used by permission of WingSpread Publishers, a division of Zur Ltd.

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Tozer on Christian Leadership was compiled by Ron Eggert.

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