Thoughts on the Way Home

Monday, January 28, 2013

Faith Looks Out, Not In


“Faith is not in itself a meritorious act; the merit is in the One to Whom it is directed. Faith is a redirecting of our sight, a getting out of the focus of our own vision and getting God into focus. Sin has twisted our vision inward and made it self-regarding. Unbelief has put self where God should be, and is perilously close to the sin of Lucifer who said “I will set my throne above the throne of God.” Faith looks out instead of in, and the whole life falls into line.”

— A. W. Tozer
The Pursuit of God
(Camp Hill, PA: Christian Publications, Inc., 1993), 85

HT: Of First Importance