Hold On To Your Integrity

Scripture Then his wife said to him, “Are you still holding firmly to your integrity? Curse God, and die!” ~Job 2:9, NET Quote Take no one seriously but God, and the first person you have to leave verily alone as being the greatest fraud you have ever known, is yourself. Oswald Chambers Integrity is the…

Sublime Heights

Scripture Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature {flesh} urges you to do.  Quote “If you are rightly devoted to Jesus Christ, you have reached the sublime heights where no one notices you, all they notice is Christ in you.” ~Oswald Chambers The first thing I must…

Prayer

Scripture  But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. ~Matthew 6:6, NLT Quote When you pray, have no other motive than to know your Heavenly Father more intimately. ~Oswald Chambers {My Utmost, Sept. 16}…

A Fear Reliever

Scripture Not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it…So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. ~Matthew 10:29-31 NLT{selected} Quote The gospel awakes an intent resentment because it reveals that I am unholy; but it also awakens an intense craving to…

A Zephyr

Scripture And after… the strong wind, the earthquake and… the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. ~1 Kings 19:12, NLT Quote The voice of the Spirit is as gentle as a breeze. So gentle, that unless you are in communion with God, you will not hear it. ~Oswald Chambers How does the…

Sympathy Or Not?

Scripture Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. ~1 Peter 4:19, KJV Quote To choose or desire suffering is insanity: to choose God’s will even if it means suffering is a horse of a different…

Instrumentally

Scripture God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. ~1 Corinthians 1:28, NLT Quote It is not a question of our natural ability, but of our poverty {wretchedness}. It is not what we bring to Him but what…

The Discipline Of Disillusionment

Scripture But Jesus didn’t trust them, because He knew all about people. No one needed to tell Him about human nature, for He knew what was in each person’s heart. John 2:24-25, NLT Quote If we place our trust in human beings, we will end up being cynical of everyone. ~Oswald Chambers The passage above…

Wretchedness

Scripture O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? ~Romans 7:24, NKJV Quote The knowledge of our poverty {wretchedness} brings us to the moral frontier where Jesus Christ works. ~Oswald Chambers The July 21 entry of Oswald Chambers MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST was music to my ears.…

Preaching

Scripture I came to you in weakness—timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. ~1 Corinthians 2:3-4, NLT Quote The creative power of redemption comes through the preaching of the gospel but never through the…