Tozer Quote 021 (Authentic)

A.W. Tozer lays out seven marks of authentic spirituality.  Would you agree or disagree with these?  What others would you add?  Which marks are the hardest?

1. The desire to be HOLY rather than happy

“I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ.” (Philippians 4:8)

 2. The desire to see the HONOR of God advanced through our life even if it means suffering temporary dishonor or loss

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.” (2 Corinthians 4:8-10)

 3. The desire to CARRY our cross

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24)

 4. The desire to SEE everything from God’s point of view

“We are asking God that you may see things, as it were, from His point of view by being given spiritual insight and understanding.” (Colossians 1:9 – Phillips Translation)

 5. The desire to DIE RIGHT rather than to live wrong

“Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.’” (Daniel 3:16-18)

 6. The desire to SEE others advance at our expense

“For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” (2 Corinthians 4:5)

 7. The practice of HABITUALLY making eternity-judgments instead of time-judgments

“We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)

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