My Utmost for His Highest, Brown VP
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A vest pocket-sized edition of My Utmost for His Highest in striking two-tone brown DiCarta!
This slim little volume of My Utmost for His Highest, containing Chambers' classic text, is a true vest pocket-sized devotional with a soft and beautifully textured two-tone brown DiCarta cover. With onion skin pages and a ribbon marker, this edition is less than half an inch thick and perfect for travel. A sample from this bestselling devotional in Oswald Chambers' classic language is featured below, so read on to experience for yourself the Spirit-filled wisdom of this spiritual giant!
My Utmost for His Highest, August 10: "The Sacrament of the Saint"
To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose God’s will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not. No saint dare interfere with the discipline of suffering in another saint.
The saint who satisfies the heart of Jesus will make other saints strong and mature for God. The people who do us good are never those who sympathize with us, they always hinder, because sympathy enervates. No one understands a saint but the saint who is nearest to the Saviour. If we accept the sympathy of a saint, the reflex feeling is — “Well, God is dealing hardly with me.” That is why Jesus said self-pity was of the devil (see Matt. 16:23). Be merciful to God’s reputation. It is easy to blacken God’s character because God never answers back, He never vindicates Himself. Beware of the thought that Jesus needed sympathy in His earthly life; He refused sympathy from man because He knew far too wisely that no one on earth understood what He was after. He took sympathy from His Father only, and from the angels in heaven. (Cf. Luke 15:10.)
Notice God’s unutterable waste of saints. According to the judgment of the world, God plants His saints in the most useless places. We say — “God intends me to be here because I am so useful.” God puts His saints where they will glorify Him, and we are no judges at all of where that is.