from Knowledge of the Holy (Tozer) this morning –
What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us – the man who comes to a right understanding (Biblical) of God is relived of ten thousand temporal problems…but the one who does not…
The one mighty single burden of eternity begins to press down on him with a weight more crushing that all the woes of the world piled one upon another. That mighty burden is his obligation to God. It includes an instant and lifelong duty to love God with every power of mind and soul, to obey Him perfectly, and to worship Him acceptably. And when the man’s laboring conscience tells him that he has done none of these things, but has from childhood been guilty of foul revolt against the Majesty in the heavens, the inner pressure of self-accusation may become too heavy to bear.
The gospel can lift this destroying burden from the mind, give beauty for ashes and the garment of praise of the spirit of heaviness. But unless the weight of the burden is felt the gospel can mean nothing to the man; and until he sees a vision of God hight and lifted up, there will be woe and no burden. Low views of God destroy the gospel for all who hold them.