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The Delight of Sacrifice

My Utmost His Highest

"I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls . . ." (2 Corinthians 12:15)

Once “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit,” we deliberately begin to identify ourselves with Jesus Christ’s interests and purposes in others’ lives (Romans 5:5). And Jesus has an interest in every individual person. We have no right in Christian service to be guided by our own interests and desires. In fact, this is one of the greatest tests of our relationship with Jesus Christ. The delight of sacrifice is that I lay down my life for my Friend, Jesus (see John 15:13). I don’t throw my life away, but I willingly and deliberately lay it down for Him and His interests in other people. And I do this for no cause or purpose of my own. . . “I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22). (read more) (purchase)

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