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RSS | My Utmost For His Highest Daily Devotionals By Oswald Chambers

  • The Cost of Sanctification
    on February 8, 2023 at 5:00 am

    May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely… —1 Thessalonians 5:23When we pray, asking God to sanctify us, are we prepared to measure up to what that really means? We take the word sanctification much too lightly. Are we prepared to pay the cost of sanctification? The cost will be a deep restriction of all our earthly concerns, and an extensive…

  • Spiritual Dejection
    on February 7, 2023 at 5:00 am

    We were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. —Luke 24:21Every fact that the disciples stated was right, but the conclusions they drew from those facts were wrong. Anything that has even a hint of dejection spiritually is always wrong. If I am depressed or burdened, I am to blame, not God or anyone else. Dejection stems from one of…

  • Are You Ready To Be Poured...
    on February 6, 2023 at 5:00 am

    I am already being poured out as a drink offering… —2 Timothy 4:6Are you ready to be poured out as an offering? It is an act of your will, not your emotions. Tell God you are ready to be offered as a sacrifice for Him. Then accept the consequences as they come, without any complaints, in spite of what God may send your…

  • Are You Ready To Be Poured...
    on February 5, 2023 at 5:00 am

    If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. —Philippians 2:17Are you willing to sacrifice yourself for the work of another believer—to pour out your life sacrificially for the ministry and faith of others? Or do you say, “I am not willing to be poured out right now, and I don’t want God to tell me how to serve Him.…

  • The Compelling Majesty of...
    on February 4, 2023 at 5:00 am

    The love of Christ compels us… —2 Corinthians 5:14Paul said that he was overpowered, subdued, and held as in a vise by “the love of Christ.” Very few of us really know what it means to be held in the grip of the love of God. We tend so often to be controlled simply by our own experience.…

  • Becoming the “Filth of the...
    on February 3, 2023 at 5:00 am

    We have been made as the filth of the world… —1 Corinthians 4:13These words are not an exaggeration. The only reason they may not be true of us who call ourselves ministers of the gospel is not that Paul forgot or misunderstood the exact truth of them, but that we are too cautious and concerned about our own desires to allow ourselves…

  • The Compelling Force of the...
    on February 2, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! —1 Corinthians 9:16Beware of refusing to hear the call of God. Everyone who is saved is called to testify to the fact of his salvation. That, however, is not the same as the call to preach, but is merely an illustration which can be used in preaching. In this verse, Paul was…

  • The Call of God
    on February 1, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel… —1 Corinthians 1:17Paul states here that the call of God is to preach the gospel. But remember what Paul means by “the gospel,” namely, the reality of redemption in our Lord Jesus Christ. We are inclined to make sanctification the goal of our preaching. Paul refers to personal experiences only by way…

  • Do You See Your Calling?
    on January 31, 2023 at 5:00 am

    …separated to the gospel of God… —Romans 1:1Our calling is not primarily to be holy men and women, but to be proclaimers of the gospel of God. The one all-important thing is that the gospel of God should be recognized as the abiding reality. Reality is not human goodness, or holiness, or heaven, or hell— it is…

  • The Dilemma of Obedience
    on January 30, 2023 at 5:00 am

    Samuel was afraid to tell Eli the vision. —1 Samuel 3:15God never speaks to us in dramatic ways, but in ways that are easy to misunderstand. Then we say, “I wonder if that is God’s voice?” Isaiah said that the Lord spoke to him “with a strong hand,” that is, by the pressure of his circumstances (Isaiah 8:11). Without the…