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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.

The “Go” of Reconciliation

"If you . . . remember that your brother has something against you . . ." (Matthew 5:23)  If something is brought to your conscious mind by the Spirit...
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The “Go” of Relationship

"Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two." (Matthew 5:41)  Our Lord’s teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us...
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The “Go” of Preparation

"If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way....
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The Missionary’s Goal

"He . . . said to them, ’Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem . . . ’" (Luke 18:31)  In our natural life our ambitions change as we...
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The Missionary’s Master and Teacher

"You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am . . . I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master...
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The Missionary’s Predestined Purpose

"Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant . . ." (Isaiah 49:5)  The first thing that happens after we recognize our election...
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The Divine Commandment of Life

". . . be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)  Our Lord’s exhortation to us in Matthew 5:38-48 is to be generous in our...
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Are You Going on With Jesus?

"You are those who have continued with Me in My trials." (Luke 22:28)  The temptations of Jesus continued throughout His earthly life, and they will continue throughout the life...
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His Temptation and Ours

"We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin." (Hebrews 4:15)  The temptations...
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Is There Good in Temptation?

"No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man . . ." (1 Corinthians 10:13)  Temptation itself is not sin; it is something we are bound...
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Praying to God in Secret

"When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place . . ." (Matthew 6:6) ...
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What To Renounce

"We have renounced the hidden things of shame . . ." (2 Corinthians 4:2)  Have you “renounced the hidden things of shame” in your life — the things that...
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