WE ARE AMAZED THAT GOD HAS FORGIVEN US
By A. W. Tozer
For I am the least of the apostles. . .But by the grace
of God I am what I am. ... I Corinthians 15:9, 10
Every humble and devoted believer in Jesus Christ
must have his own periods of wonder and amazement
a this mystery of godliness-the willingness of the
Son of Man to take our place in judgment so that the
people of God could be a cleansed and spiritual people!
If the amazement has all gone out of it, something is
wrong, and you need to have the stony ground broken
The Apostle Paul, one of the holiest men who everlived,
was not ashamed of his times of remembrance and
wonder over the grace and kindness of God. He knew
that God did not hold his old sins against him forever!
Knowing the old account was all settled, Paul's happy
heart assured him again and again that all was well.
He could only shake his head in amazement and
confess: "I am unworthy to be called, but by His grace,
I am a new creation in Jesus Christ!"
I make this point about the faith and assurance and
rejoicing of Paul in order to say that if that humble
sense of perpetual penance ever leaves our justified
being, we are on the way to backsliding!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.