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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)

One of God’s Great “Don’ts”

"Do not fret — it only causes harm." (Psalm 37:8) Worrying always results in sin. We tend to think that a little anxiety and worry are simply an indication of how wise we really are,...
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The Concentration of Personal Sin

"Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips . . ." (Isaiah 6:5) When I come into the very presence of God, I do not realize that I...
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The Conditions of Discipleship

"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also . . . And whoever does not bear his cross...
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The Inevitable Penalty

"You will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny." (Matthew 5:26) There is no heaven that has a little corner of hell in it. God is determined to...
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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 standpoint? Do it quickly — bring yourself...
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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 your whole body to...
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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 once God has placed...
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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 possessions are to be a matter of...
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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 on it being available...
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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 a saint of God, my attitude...
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