A. W. Tozer: No One Need Be Poor

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Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

“There is nothing good, nothing holy, nothing beautiful, nothing joyous which He is not to His servants. No one need be poor, because, if he chooses, he can have Jesus for his own property and possession. No one need be downcast, for Jesus is the joy of heaven, and it is His joy to enter into sorrowful hearts. We can exaggerate about many things; but we can never exaggerate our obligation to Jesus, or the compassionate abundance of the love of Jesus to us. All our lives long we might talk of Jesus, and yet we should never come to an end of the sweet things that might be said of Him. Eternity will not be long enough to learn all He is, or to praise Him for all He has done, but then, that matters not; for we shall be always with Him, and we desire nothing more.”

A. W. Tozer in The Pursuit of God (Gutenburg eBook, 2008) 41.

It can be overwhelming to see the pervasive poverty in places like India. For that reason I decided to focus on the “compassionate abundance” of Jesus as Tozer describes it. This helps me get perspective in the solitude of my hotel room.

“No one need be poor.” The greatest gift for humankind is free for all. It’s Jesus. But do I live in such a way that others see this? My prayer is that my ministry here and the service of everyone reading this today, points people to Jesus.