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

  • Do You See Jesus in Your...
    on July 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Behold, He is coming with clouds… —Revelation 1:7In the Bible clouds are always associated with God. Clouds are the sorrows, sufferings, or providential circumstances, within or without our personal lives, which actually seem to contradict the sovereignty of God. Yet it is through these very clouds that the Spirit of God is teaching us how to walk…

  • God’s Purpose or Mine?
    on July 28, 2021 at 5:00 am

    He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side… —Mark 6:45We tend to think that if Jesus Christ compels us to do something and we are obedient to Him, He will lead us to great success. We should never have the thought that our dreams of success are God’s purpose for us. In fact, His purpose may be exactly the…

  • The Way to Knowledge
    on July 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

    If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine… —John 7:17The golden rule to follow to obtain spiritual understanding is not one of intellectual pursuit, but one of obedience. If a person wants scientific knowledge, then intellectual curiosity must be his guide. But if he desires knowledge and insight into the teachings of Jesus Christ, he can only obtain it…

  • The Way to Purity
    on July 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart….For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man… —Matthew 15:18-20Initially we trust in our ignorance, calling it innocence, and next we trust our innocence, calling it purity. Then when we hear these strong statements from our Lord, we shrink back, saying, “But I never felt any of those awful things in my heart.” We resent what He reveals. Either…

  • Am I Blessed Like This?
    on July 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Blessed are… —Matthew 5:3-11When we first read the statements of Jesus, they seem wonderfully simple and unstartling, and they sink unnoticed into our subconscious minds. For instance, the Beatitudes initially seem to be merely soothing and beautiful precepts for overly spiritual and seemingly useless people, but of very little practical use in the…

  • His Nature and Our Motives
    on July 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

    …unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 5:20The characteristic of a disciple is not that he does good things, but that he is good in his motives, having been made good by the supernatural grace of God. The only thing that exceeds right-doing is right-being. Jesus Christ came to place within anyone who would let Him a new…

  • Sanctification (2)
    on July 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

    But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us…sanctification… —1 Corinthians 1:30The Life Side. The mystery of sanctification is that the perfect qualities of Jesus Christ are imparted as a gift to me, not gradually, but instantly once I enter by faith into the realization that He “became for [me]…sanctification….” Sanctification means nothing less than the holiness of Jesus becoming mine and…

  • Sanctification (1)
    on July 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

    This is the will of God, your sanctification… —1 Thessalonians 4:3The Death Side. In sanctification God has to deal with us on the death side as well as on the life side. Sanctification requires our coming to the place of death, but many of us spend so much time there that we become morbid. There is always a tremendous battle…

  • The Doorway to the Kingdom
    on July 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Blessed are the poor in spirit… —Matthew 5:3Beware of thinking of our Lord as only a teacher. If Jesus Christ is only a teacher, then all He can do is frustrate me by setting a standard before me I cannot attain. What is the point of presenting me with such a lofty ideal if I cannot possibly…

  • Dependent on God’s Presence
    on July 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Those who wait on the Lord…shall walk and not faint. —Isaiah 40:31There is no thrill for us in walking, yet it is the test for all of our steady and enduring qualities. To “walk and not faint” is the highest stretch possible as a measure of strength. The word walk is used in the Bible to express the character of a person—…