RESPONSE TO THE WORD
By A. W. Tozer
The word of God. . . is sharper than any two-edged
sword. - - Hebrews 4:12
Men and women who read and study the Scriptures for
their literary beauty alone have missed the whole purpose
for which they were given.
God's Word is not to be enjoyed as one might "enjoy" a
Beethoven symphony or a poem by Wordsworth.
The reason: the Bible demands immediate action, faith,
surrender, committal. Until it has secured these, it has
done nothing positive for the reader, but it has increased
his responsibility and deepened the judgment that must
The Bible was called forth by the fall of man. It is the
voice of God calling men home from the wilds of sin; it is
a road map for returning prodigals. It is instruction in
righteousness, light in darkness, information about God
and man and life and death and heaven and hell.
Further, the destiny of each individual depends
upon the response to that Voice in the Word!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.