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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)

Living Simply — Yet Focused

"Look at the birds of the air . . . . Consider the lilies of the field . . ." (Matthew 6:26, 28) Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil...
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His Ascension and Our Access

"It came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven." (Luke 24:51) His Cross is the door by which every member of the human race can...
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The Habit of Recognizing God’s Provision

". . . you may be partakers of the divine nature . . ." (2 Peter 1:4) We have to work [God's] divine nature into our human nature by developing godly habits. The first habit...
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The Habit of Rising to the Occasion

". . . that you may know what is the hope of His calling . . ." (Ephesians 1:18) Direct the total energy of your powers so that you may achieve everything your election as...
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The Habit of Enjoying Adversity

". . . that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body." (2 Corinthians 4:10) We have to develop godly habits to express what God’s grace has done in us. It is...
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The Habit of Keeping a Clear Conscience

". . . strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men." (Acts 24:16) Conscience is that ability within me that attaches itself to the highest standard I know, and then continually reminds...
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The Habit of Having No Habits

"If these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful . . ." (2 Peter 1:8) When we first begin to form a habit, we are fully aware of it. There...
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Love One Another

". . . add to your . . . brotherly kindness love." (2 Peter 1:5, 7) Love is the loftiest preference of one person for another, and spiritually Jesus demands that this sovereign preference be...
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Take the Initiative

". . . add to your faith virtue . . ." (2 Peter 1:5) Add means that we have to do something. We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does,...
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Reaching Beyond Our Grasp

"Where there is no revelation [or prophetic vision], the people cast off restraint . . ." (Proverbs 29:18) Wherever there is vision, there is also a life of honesty and integrity, because the vision gives...
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