Self-Sufficiency of God

Were all human being suddenly to become blind, still the sun would shine by day and the stars by night, for these owe nothing to the millions who benefit from their light.  So, were every man on earth to become atheist, it could not affect God in any way.  He is what He is in Himself without regard to any other.  To believe in Him adds nothing to His perfections; to doubt Him takes nothing away (The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer; pp 53-54).

To be right we must think worthily of God. It is morally imperative that we purge from our minds all ignoble concepts of the Deity and let Him be the God in our minds that He is in His universe.  The Christian religion has to do with God and man, but its focal point is God, not man. Man’s only claim to importance is that he was created in the divine image; in himself he is nothing. The psalmists and prophets of the Scriptures refer in sad scorn to weak man whose breath is in his nostrils, who grows up like the grass in the morning only to be cut down and wither before the setting of the sun. That God exists for Himself and man for the glory of God is the emphatic teaching of the Bible.  The high honor of God is first in heaven as it must yet be in earth (pp 55-56).

In the meanwhile our inner fulfillment lies in loving obedience to the commandments of Christ and the inspired admonitions of His apostles. “It is God which worketh in you” [Philippians 2:13]. He needs no one, but when faith is present He works through anyone. two statements are in this sentence and a healthy spiritual life requires that we accept both (p 58).


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