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Saturday, March 17, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "The Worker's Ruling Passion"


March 17, 2012


Wherefore we labour that . . we may be accepted of Him.

2 Corinthians 5:9

"Wherefore we labour...." It is arduous work to keep the master
amibition in front. It means holding one's self to the high ideal
year in and year out, not being ambitious to win souls or to
establish churches or to have revivals, but being ambitious only to
be "accepted of Him." It is not lack of spiritual experience that
leads to failure, but lack of labouring to keep the ideal right. Once
a week at least take stock before God and see whether you are keeping
your life up to the standard He wishes. Paul is like a musician who
does not heed the approval of the audience if he can catch the look
of approval from his Master.

Any ambition which is in the tiniest degree away from this central
one of being "approved unto God" may end in our being castaways.
Learn to discern where the ambition leads, and you will see why it is
so necessary to live facing the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul says - "Lest
my body should make me take another line, I am constantly watching so
that I may bring it into subjection and keep it under." (1 Cor.

I have to learn to relate everything to the master ambition, and to
maintain it without any cessation. My worth to God in public is what
I am in private. Is my master ambition to please Him and be
acceptable to Him, or is it something less, no matter how noble?

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