Great Advice for the New Year (Part 3)

Philippians 3:14

In Philippians 3:14, Paul admonishes us to GIVE OUR ALL—“press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Paul paints a picture here of a runner running a race zeroed in on the finish line and putting every ounce of his strength and every fiber of his being into crossing it victoriously.

Nothing apart from our very best is worthy of God. Anything less is both insulting to God and an ignominy to us. Although many may feel that giving our all is an unreasonable request for God to make of us, Paul teaches us that it is really the only “reasonable” thing for us to do (Romans 12:1-2). Since Christ gave His all on the cross when He was dying for us, how can we give anything less than our all while we’re living for Him?

IS YOUR ALL ON THE ALTAR? (Elisha A. Hoffman)

You have longed for sweet peace,

And for faith to increase,

And have earnestly, fervently prayed;

But you cannot have rest,

Or be perfectly blest,

Until all on the altar is laid.

Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid?

Your heart does the Spirit control?

You can only be blest,

And have peace and sweet rest,

As you yield Him your body and soul.

Author: Pastor Don

Don Walton is our Senior Pastor. He leads our congregation through biblical and relevant messages every week. Each week you can hear his Sunday sermon on our website or listen to past sermons on our website’s “Weekly Sermons” page. Don also writes many of our Daily Devotions and has written a number of books and booklets to help you grow in your Christian faith.

Don is the founder and director of Time For Truth Ministries, a ministry dedicated to educating the church about end time lies and equipping it to combat them with the truths of God’s Word. Visit the Time For Truth network of websites for additional information and for resources that will both edify and enlighten you.

(1) Time For Truth Ministries Website

(2) Blog & May Blog Website

(3) Nothing But The Bible Website