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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.

My Life’s Spiritual Honor and Duty

"I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians . . ." (Romans 1:14)  Paul was overwhelmed with the sense of his indebtedness to Jesus Christ, and he...
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Suffering Afflictions and Going the Second Mile

"I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also." (Matthew 5:39)  When you are insulted,...
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The Price of the Vision

"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord..." (Isaiah 6:1)  My vision of God is dependent upon the condition of my character. My character determines whether...
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The Spiritually Self-Seeking Church

". . . till we all come . . . to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ . . ." (Ephesians 4:13)  The church ceases...
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The Spiritually Vigorous Saint

". . . that I may know Him . . ." (Philippians 3:10)  A saint is not to take the initiative toward self-realization, but toward knowing Jesus Christ. A...
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The Spiritually Lazy Saint

"Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together . . ." (Hebrews 10:24-25)  We are all...
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Will You Examine Yourself?

"Joshua said to the people, ’You cannot serve the Lord . . .’" (Joshua 24:19)  Do you have even the slightest reliance on anything or anyone other than God?...
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Will To Be Faithful

". . . choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve . . ." (Joshua 24:15)  A person’s will is embodied in the actions of the whole person....
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All Efforts of Worth and Excellence Are Difficult

"Enter by the narrow gate . . . Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life . . ." (Matthew 7:13-14)  If we...
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Visions Become Reality

"The parched ground shall become a pool . . ." (Isaiah 35:7)  God gives us a vision, and then He takes us down to the valley to batter us...
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Don’t Plan Without God

"Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass." (Psalm 37:5)  Don’t plan without God. God seems to have a delightful...
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One of God’s Great “Don’ts”

"Do not fret — it only causes harm." (Psalm 37:8)  Worrying always results in sin. We tend to think that a little anxiety and worry are simply an indication...
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