Insight from A. W. Tozer – There Is No Wisdom in Sin

June 16, 2010 at 11:03 am | Posted in A. W. Tozer | Leave a comment
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…Sin is never a thing to be proud of. No act is wise that ignores remote consequences, and sin always does. Sin sees only today, or at most tomorrow; never the day after tomorrow, next month or next year. Death and judgment are pushed aside as if they did not exist and the sinner becomes for the time a practical atheist who by his act denies not only the existence of God but the concept of life after death…..

It is time the young people of this generation learned that there is nothing smart about wrongdoing and nothing stupid about righteousness. We must stop apologizing for our moral position and start making our voices heard, exposing sin for the enemy of the human race which it surely is, and setting forth righteousness and true holiness as the only worthy pursuits for moral beings……

I am among those who believe that our Western civilization is on its way to perishing. It has many commendable qualities, most of which it has borrowed from the Christian ethic, but it lacks the element of moral wisdom that would give it permanence. Future historians will record that we of the twentieth century had intelligence enough to create a great civilization but not the moral wisdom to preserve it. (Taken from Man: The Dwelling Place of God, pages 46-49)

Do we excuse sin too easily today? Do we think of sin today? Do we give in to sin too easily today? Do we understand the conviction of the Holy Spirit regarding sin and righteousness today? Simply some questions to ask ourselves in light of what Tozer has written and more importantly in light of Scripture.

Think Biblically, yield to God completely and live joyfully as an ambassador of Jesus Christ.

Stay faithful and hopeful,

Bill (a fellow-laborer)

Romans 15:13; 12:1-2

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