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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 28

Continuous Conversion …unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 18:3 These words of our Lord refer to our initial conversion, but we should continue to turn to … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 10

The Offering of the Natural It is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. —Galatians 4:22 Paul was not dealing with sin in this chapter of Galatians, but with the relation … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 9

The Opposition of the Natural Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. —Galatians 5:24 The natural life itself is not sinful. But we must abandon sin, having nothing to do with it in any … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 18

Winning into Freedom If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. —John 8:36 If there is even a trace of individual self-satisfaction left in us, it always says, “I can’t surrender,” or “I can’t be free.” But … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 30

Faith Without faith it is impossible to please Him… —Hebrews 11:6 Faith in active opposition to common sense is mistaken enthusiasm and narrow-mindedness, and common sense in opposition to faith demonstrates a mistaken reliance on reason as the basis for … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 21

Impulsiveness or Discipleship? But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith… —Jude 20 There was nothing of the nature of impulsive or thoughtless action about our Lord, but only a calm strength that never got into a … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 9

Building on the Atonement …present…your members as instruments of righteousness to God. —Romans 6:13 I cannot save and sanctify myself; I cannot make atonement for sin; I cannot redeem the world; I cannot right what is wrong, purify what is … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 30

The Assigning of the Call I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church… —Colossians 1:24 We … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 23

The Missionary’s Goal He…said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem…” —Luke 18:31 In our natural life our ambitions change as we grow, but in the Christian life the goal is given at the very beginning, and the … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 8

Do It Yourself (1) …casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God… —2 Corinthians 10:5 Determinedly Demolish Some Things. Deliverance from sin is not the same as deliverance from human nature. There are … Continue reading

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