Church culture in our day tends to be averse to the idea of Christians taking vows. In this essay, Tozer thoughtfully challenges this general aversion and gives us another perspective to consider.
“There are many religious tramps in the world who will not be bound by anything. They have turned the grace of God into personal license. But the great souls are ones who have gone reverently to God with the understanding that in their flesh dwells no good thing. And they know that without God’s enablement any vows taken would be broken before sundown. Nevertheless, believing in God, reverently they took certain sacred vows. This is the way to spiritual power.”
Tozer concisely presents his perspective on the benefits of taking vows and then outlines five specific vows he considers particularly valuable for Christians to consider taking. Any Christian serious about following hard after the heart of God will find these words to be rich food for thought.