The man of pseudo faith will fight for his verbal creed, but refuse flatly to allow himself to get into a predicament where his future must depend upon that creed being true.
He always provides himself with secondary ways of escape so he will have a way out if the roof caves in.
What we need very badly these days is a company of Christians who are prepared to trust God now as they know they must do at the last day.
For each of us the time is surely coming when we shall have nothing but God.
Health and wealth and friends and hiding places will all be swept away and we shall have only God.
To the man of pseudo faith that is a terrifying thought, but to real faith it is one of the most comforting thoughts the heart can entertain.
It would be a tragedy indeed to come to the place where we have no other but God and find that we had not really been trusting God during the days of our earthly sojourn.
It would be better to invite God now to remove every false trust, to disengage our hearts from all secret hiding places and to bring us out into the open where we can discover for ourselves whether or not we actually trust Him.
That is a harsh cure for our troubles, but it is a sure one.
Gentler cures may be too weak to do the work.
And time is running out on us.
[from chapter 13 of The Root of Righteousness, by AW Tozer, 1955]
I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.