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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Begin with God

"Not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts" (1 Thessalonians 2:4)

I am greatly sad for the great throngs of men and women who have never known the satisfaction of believing what God says about all of the good things He has created - and everything having its purpose!

This is an area in which you must begin with God. Then you begin to understand everything in its proper context. All things fit into shape and form when you begin with God!

In Christian circles, there is now an undue deference to intellectual knowledge and accomplishment. I insist that it ought to be balanced out. We appreciate the efforts and hours that go into academic progress, but we must always keep God's wisdom and God's admonitions in mind.

Search and study as we will and we will discover that we have only learned fragments of truth. On the other hand, the newest Christian believer has already learned many marvelous things at the center of truth. He has met and knows God!

That is the primary issue, my brother and sister. That is why we earnestly invite men and women to become converted, taking Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord!

Lord, I am privileged to know You - the beginning and the end of everything in this world. Allow me to share Your truth with someone who needs to hear it today. Amen

~A. W. Tozer~

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