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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.

Do It Now!

"Agree with your adversary quickly . . ." (Matthew 5:25) Am I insisting on having my own rights, or am I paying what I owe from Jesus Christ’s standpo...
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The Strictest Discipline

"If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for yo...
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Held by the Grip of God

"I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me." (Philippians 3:12) Never choose to be a worker for God, but...
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The Overshadowing of God’s Personal Deliverance

". . . I am with you to deliver you,’ says the Lord." (Jeremiah 1:8) Wherever God sends us, He will guard our lives. Our personal property and possess...
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Drawing on the Grace of God — Now

"We . . . plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain." (2 Corinthians 6:1) Grace is the overflowing favor of God, and you can always count...
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Receiving Yourself in the Fires of Sorrow

". . . what shall I say? ’Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. ’Father, glorify Your name’." (John 12:27-28) As ...
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Reconciling Yourself to the Fact of Sin

"This is your hour, and the power of darkness." (Luke 22:53) Not being reconciled to the fact of sin — not recognizing it and refusing to deal with it...
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Acquainted with Grief

"He is . . . a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief." (Isaiah 53:3) We are not “acquainted with grief” in the same way our Lord was acquainted wit...
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The Unchanging Law of Judgment

"With what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you." (Matthew 7:2) Whatever judgment you...
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The Ministry of the Inner Life

"You are . . . a royal priesthood . . ." (1 Peter 2:9) Are we prepared to purposely disregard ourselves and to launch out into the priestly work of pr...
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