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He looks neither at the aggregate of fat nor at the number of burnt offerings but solely at the sum of obedience to Him.

    Topics: Obedience

In the matter of fellowship God looks not at how much we apprehend of His will but rather at what our attitude towards His will is. If we honestly seek and wholeheartedly obey His desires, our fellowship remains unbroken, even though there should be many unknown sins in us. Should fellowship be determined by the holiness of God, who among all the most holy saints in the past and the present would be qualified to hold a moment's perfect communion with Him?

    Topics: Obedience, Attitude, Fellowship

How much the work of God has suffered because of our failure to let the Lord be the Lord of our affections. Many parents cling to their children for themselves and permit the kingdom of God to incur loss.

    Topics: Obedience, Parents

Once he loses his heart for "self" the believer can be wholly God's.

    Topics: Obedience, The Heart

This is none other than a satisfied life. The Christian cherishes nothing but God; henceforth he is satisfied with His will.

    Topics: Obedience

The present aim of existence becomes single: to do the will of God: so long as He is pleased, nothing else really counts: to obey Him becomes the sole objective of life. It does not matter how he feels; what matters is obeying God. This is a pure walk.

    Topics: Obedience

It is impossible to experience the Lord for the body if we use our bodies according to our wants and for our pleasure instead of presenting them for living entirely unto the Lord.

    Topics: Obedience

With complete consecration comes perfect peace.

    Topics: Peace, Consecration

But when the cross is working deeply a believer comes to know himself. He realizes how undependable are his ideas, feelings and desires.

    Topics: Peace, The Cross, Feelings

A born-again person ought to possess unspeakable peace in the spirit.

    Topics: Peace

Were our spirits hardy we would be able to meet the most disturbing situation with peace and rest.

    Topics: Peace, Rest

Each stage of the believer's walk possesses its particular hazard. The new life within us wages a constant war against all which opposes its growth. During the physical stage, it is a war against sins; in the soulish phase, it is a battle against the natural life; and lastly, on the spiritual level, it is an onslaught against the supernatural enemy.

    Topics: Perseverance, Satan, Growth

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