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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 Proper Perspective

"Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 2:14) The proper perspective of a servant of God must not simply be as near to the highest as...
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Nothing of the Old Life!

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17) There is only one thing God wants of us, and that is...
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The Witness of the Spirit

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit . . ." (Romans 8:16) Why doesn’t God reveal Himself to you? He cannot. It is not that He will not, but He cannot, because you are in...
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Impulsiveness or Discipleship?

"But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith . . ." (Jude 20) Impulsiveness is a trait of the natural life, and our Lord always ignores it, because it hinders the development of...
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Is God’s Will My Will?

"This is the will of God, your sanctification . . ." (1 Thessalonians 4:3) Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me — is it my will? Am I willing to...
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The Unheeded Secret

"Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world.'" (John 18:36) The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis in the New Testament but comes...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Devotion

". . . they went forth for His name’s sake . . ." (3 John 7) The key to the missionary’s devotion is that he is attached to nothing and to no one except our Lord...
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The Key of the Greater Work

". . . I say to you, he who believes in Me, . . . greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father." (John 14:12) Prayer does not equip us for...
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The Key to the Master’s Orders

"Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:38) The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer, not work —...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Message

"He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." (1 John 2:2) The key to the missionary’s message is the propitiation of Christ Jesus — His...
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