A Voice in the
*** MORSEL EXTRAS***
It is one of the supreme tragedies...that so many of us think so highly
of ourselves when the evidence lies all on the other side; and our
self-admiration effectively blocks out any possible effort to discover
a remedy for our condition
... The final judgment of the heart is God's. There is,
nevertheless, a place for self judgment and a real need that we
exercise it (1 Cor 11:31,32)....For this reason I offer some rules for
self-discovery....We may be known by the following:
These are a few tests. The wise Christian will find others. --A.W.Tozer
- What we want most. Ask your heart, What would you rather have
than anything else in the world? Reject the conventional answer.
Insist on the true one, and when you have heard it you will know the
kind of person you are.
- What we think about most. It is more than likely that our leisure
thoughts will cluster about our secret heart treasure, and whatever
that is will reveal what we are. Where your treasure is, there will
your heart be also."
- How we use our money. Again we must ignore those matters about
which we are not altogether free.... But [how we spend] whatever
money is left [after necessities] to do with as we please that will
tell us a great deal indeed.
- What we do with our leisure time. A large share of our time is
already spoken for by the exigen cries of civilized living, but we
do have some free time....What I do with mine reveals the kind of
man I am.
- The company we enjoy. There is a law of moral attraction that
draws every man to the society most like himself....Where we go
when we are free to go where we will is a near-infallible index of
- Whom and what we admire. I have long suspected that the great
majority of evangelical Christians... have a boundless, if perforce
secret, admiration for the world. We can learn the true state of our
minds by examining our unexpressed admirations...
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the
world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 John 2:15)
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Mat 6:21)