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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.

How Could Someone Be So Ignorant!

"Who are You, Lord?" (Acts 26:15) There is no escape when our Lord speaks. He always comes using His authority and taking hold of our understanding. H...
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How Could Someone So Persecute Jesus!

"Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" (Acts 26:14) Are you determined to have your own way in living for God? . . . Stubbornness and self-will wil...
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Look Again and Think

"Do not worry about your life . . . " (Matthew 6:25) A warning which needs to be repeated is that “the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of ri...
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Look Again and Consecrate

"If God so clothes the grass of the field . . . , will He not much more clothe you . . . ?" (Matthew 6:30) Jesus asks us to consider that “if God so c...
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Leave Room for God

"When it pleased God . . . " (Galatians 1:15) As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him—to give God “elbow room.” We plan and figure and ...
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God’s Overpowering Purpose

"I have appeared to you for this purpose . . ." (Acts 26:16) Our Lord said to Paul, in effect, “Your whole life is to be overpowered or subdued by Me;...
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Transformed by Beholding

"We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image . . ." (2 Corinthians 3:18) The...
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Am I Looking To God?

"Look to Me, and be saved . . ." (Isaiah 45:22) Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved . . ...
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Recall What God Remembers

"Thus says the Lord: ’I remember . . . the kindness of your youth . . .’" (Jeremiah 2:2) Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I on...
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Are You Fresh for Everything?

"Jesus answered and said to him, ’Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ '" (John 3:3) Jealously g...
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