Tozer on Possessiveness

51kLVJQSGsL._SL160_.jpg I am currently reading The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer and it is blowing my mind. This quote from chapter 2 “The Blessedness of Possessing Nothing” is profoundly insightful.

> The pronouns “my” and “mine” look innocent enough in print, but their constant and universal use is significant. They express the real nature of the old Adamic man better than a thousand volumes of theology could do. They are verbal symptoms of our deep disease. The roots of our hearts have grown down into things, and we dare not pull up one rootlet lest we die. Things have become necessary to us – a development never originally intended. God’s gifts now take the place of God, and the whole course of nature is upset by the monstrous substitution.





One response to “Tozer on Possessiveness”

  1. Paul Avatar

    Read this chapter a couple of weeks ago and I'm still pondering it. It will be my topic at the Rock on Thursday.

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