Paul N. F. (22 Feb 2011)


By A. W. Tozer

 And he trembling and astonished said. Lord,
what wilt thou have me to do?       - Acts 9:6

  The mystery of man's free will is far too great for us!
God said to Adam and Eve: "Thou shalt not eat from
this tree."  Here was a divine requirement calling for
obedience on the part of those who had the power of
choice and will. When they disobeyed they usurped the
right that was not theirs!

  The poet Tennyson must have thought about this for
he wrote in his In Memoriam: "our wills are ours, we
know not how; our wills are ours to make them Thine!"

  "We know not how;" then Tennyson girds himself and
continues, "Yes, our wills are ours to make them Thine."

  As created beings, that is our only right-to make our
wills the will of God, to make the will of God our will!

  God is sovereign, and we are the creatures. He is the
Creator and therefore His is the right to command us
with the obligation that we should obey.

  It is a happy obligation, I might say, for "His yoke is
easy and His burden is light!" It is important to agree
that true salvation restores the right of a Creator-creature
relationship, acknowledging God's right to our fellowship
and communion!

Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.