Utmost For His Highest

The Burning Heart

Did not our heart burn within us…? —Luke 24:32We need to learn this secret of the burning heart. Suddenly Jesus appears to us, fires are set ablaze, and we are given wonderful visions; but then we must learn to maintain the secret ... read more

Identified or Simply Interested?

I have been crucified with Christ… —Galatians 2:20The inescapable spiritual need each of us has is the need to sign the death certificate of our sin nature. I must take my emotional opinions and intellectual beliefs and be willing ... read more

Friendship with God

Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing…? —Genesis 18:17The Delights of His Friendship. Genesis 18 brings out the delight of true friendship with God, as compared with simply feeling His presence occasionally in prayer. This ... read more

Abraham’s Life of Faith

He went out, not knowing where he was going. —Hebrews 11:8In the Old Testament, a person’s relationship with God was seen by the degree of separation in that person’s life. This separation is exhibited in the life of Abraham by ... read more

Will I Bring Myself Up to This Level?

…perfecting holiness in the fear of God. —2 Corinthians 7:1“Therefore, having these promises….” I claim God’s promises for my life and look to their fulfillment, and rightly so, but that shows ... read more

The Servant’s Primary Goal

We make it our aim…to be well pleasing to Him. —2 Corinthians 5:9“We make it our aim….” It requires a conscious decision and effort to keep our primary goal constantly in front of us. It means ... read more

The Master Will Judge

We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ… —2 Corinthians 5:10Paul says that we must all, preachers and other people alike, “appear before the judgment seat of Christ.” But if you will learn here and ... read more

The Discipline of Dismay

As they followed they were afraid. —Mark 10:32At the beginning of our life with Jesus Christ, we were sure we knew all there was to know about following Him. It was a delight to forsake everything else and to throw ourselves before Him in ... read more


…you are that one’s slaves whom you obey… —Romans 6:16The first thing I must be willing to admit when I begin to examine what controls and dominates me is that I am the one responsible for having yielded myself ... read more

God’s Total Surrender to Us

For God so loved the world that He gave… —John 3:16Salvation does not mean merely deliverance from sin or the experience of personal holiness. The salvation which comes from God means being completely delivered from myself, and ... read more

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Daily Devotionals By Oswald Chambers