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Oswald Chambers was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1874, the youngest son of a Baptist minister. He spent his boyhood years in Perth; then his family moved to London when Oswald was fifteen. Shortly after the move to London, Oswald made his public profession of faith in Christ and became a member of Rye Lane Baptist Church. This marked a period of rapid spiritual growth, along with an intense struggle to find God’s will and way for his life. Oswald Chambers was not famous during his lifetime. At the time of his death in 1917 at the age of forty-three, only three books bearing his name had been published. Among a relatively small circle of Christians in Britain and the U.S., Chambers was much appreciated as a teacher of rare insight and expression, but he was not widely known.

If You Had Known!

"If you had known . . . in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes." (Luke 19:42) What is...
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The Glory That’s Unsurpassed

". . . the Lord Jesus . . . has sent me that you may receive your sight . . ." (Acts 9:17) The lasting characteristic of a spiritual man...
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Helpful or Heartless Toward Others?

"It is Christ . . . who also makes intercession for us. . . . the Spirit . . . makes intercession for the saints . . ." (Romans...
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Heedfulness or Hypocrisy in Ourselves?

"If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not...
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Holiness or Hardness Toward God?

"He . . . wondered that there was no intercessor . . ." (Isaiah 59:16) The reason many of us stop praying and become hard toward God is that we...
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Our Lord’s Surprise Visits

"You also be ready . . ." (Luke 12:40) Jesus rarely comes where we expect Him; He appears where we least expect Him, and always in the most illogical situations....
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Isn’t There Some Misunderstanding?

"’Let us go to Judea again.’ The disciples said to Him, ’. . . are You going there again?’" (John 11:7-8) Just because I don’t understand what Jesus Christ says,...
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Spiritual Vision Through Personal Character

"Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place . . ." (Revelation 4:1) A higher state of mind and spiritual vision can only be achieved...
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Spiritual Vision Through Personal Purity

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8) Purity is not innocence — it is much more than that. Purity is the result of continued...
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Maintaining the Proper Relationship

". . . the friend of the bridegroom . . ." (John 3:29) To maintain this friendship and faithfulness to the Bridegroom, we have to be more careful to have...
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Decreasing for His Purpose

"He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30) When you see a person who is close to grasping the claims of Jesus Christ, you know that your influence has...
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Am I Carnally Minded?

"Where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal . . . ?" (1 Corinthians 3:3) If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that...
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