Persecution may come, but fear not. God will use it to strengthen His people! “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” Jn 16:33
Don’t miss the meaning of this quote! Tozer’s point is not that Christians never lie, nor that the lyrics of our songs are untrue, but rather that our hearts are not fully persuaded of the words we sing. Do we mean it when we sing songs like “I Surrender All” or “I’d Rather Have Jesus”? Or do our hearts and lives belie the words we sing? Father, help us to sing the truth and to truthfully sing! For every idle word, we shall have to give an account. As the old preachers say, “If you can’t say ‘Amen’, say ‘Ouch’.”
Ephesians 2:10 says: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. John Wesley’s words reaffirm this Scripture in such a poignant and eloquent way. This is one of our favorite quotes and an inspiration for us to continue to labor for the Lord and for His people.