“Forgive Us for Forgetting that You are Infinitely Holy”

Sunday Musings

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.
–1 Chronicles 29:11

Christianity today is man-centered, not God-centered. God is made to wait patiently, even respectfully, on the whims of men. The image of God currently popular is that of a distracted Father, struggling in heartbroken desperation to get people to accept a Saviour of whom they feel no need and in whom they have very little interest. To persuade these self-sufficient souls to respond to His generous offers God will do almost anything, even using salesmanship methods and talking down to them in the chummiest way imaginable. This view of things is, of course, a kind of religious romanticism which, while it often uses flattering and sometimes embarrassing terms in praise of God, manages nevertheless to make man the star of the show.
—-A.W. Tozer; Man: The Dwelling Place of God, p. 27

“Mighty God, forgive us for forgetting that you are infinitely holy and that we would melt into nothingness if we were not ‘in Christ.’ Make us to taste your transcendence even while we glory in your nearness. In Christ’s name, Amen.”

2 thoughts on ““Forgive Us for Forgetting that You are Infinitely Holy”

  1. So, what do we do to fix this? I have noticed in the church lately, that there is an either/or mentality. There is either too much grace (perhaps I am wording this incorrectly), but I mean, too much focus on the salesmanship of the gospel as mentioned above, or there is too much legalism/works. There has to be middle ground that is scripturally correct. How do we model it or focus on it in our church?


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