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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 12

If anyone thinks that Christians regard unchastity as the supreme vice, he is quite wrong. The sins of the flesh are bad, but they are the least bad of all sins. All the worst pleasures are purely spiritual: the pleasure … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 21

Screwtape offers more advice on using daily annoyances to entrap a Patient: It is, no doubt, impossible to prevent his praying for his mother, but we have means of rendering the prayers innocuous. Make sure that they are always very … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: MAY 17

What are the key words of modern criticism? Creative, with its opposite derivative; spontaneity with its opposite convention; freedom, contrasted with rules. Great authors are innovators, pioneers, explorers; bad authors bunch in schools and follow models. Or again, great authors … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 4

Focus on What Is Unseen “Things that are seen don’t last forever, but things that are not seen are eternal. That’s why we keep our minds on the things that cannot be seen” (2 Corinthians 4:18 CEV). Everything you see … 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: DECEMBER 4

The Law of Opposition To him who overcomes… —Revelation 2:7 Life without war is impossible in the natural or the supernatural realm. It is a fact that there is a continuing struggle in the physical, mental, moral, and spiritual areas … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 29

The Awareness of the Call …for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! —1 Corinthians 9:16 We are inclined to forget the deeply spiritual and supernatural touch of God. If you … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 18

His Temptation and Ours We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. —Hebrews 4:15 Until we are born again, the only kind of … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 9

Do It Yourself (2) …bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ… —2 Corinthians 10:5 Determinedly Discipline Other Things. This is another difficult aspect of the strenuous nature of sainthood. Paul said, according to the Moffatt translation of … Continue reading

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