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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. (read more)

The Submission of the Believer

"You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am." (John 13:13) Our Lord never insists on having authority over us. He never says, “You will submit to me.” No, He...
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The Mystery of Believing

"He said, 'Who are You, Lord?'" (Acts 9:5) Many people begin coming to God once they stop being religious, because there is only one master of the human heart — Jesus Christ, not religion. But...
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The Miracle of Belief

"My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom . . ." (1 Corinthians 2:4) Paul was a scholar and an orator of the highest degree; he was not speaking here...
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The Concept of Divine Control

". . . how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!" (Matthew 7:11) Jesus is laying down the rules of conduct in this passage for...
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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 spent his life to express it....
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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, you must not only not resent...
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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 or not truth can even be...
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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 to be spiritual when it becomes...
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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 spiritually vigorous saint never believes that...
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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 capable of being spiritually lazy saints....
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