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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.

The Holy Suffering of the Saint

"Let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good . . ." (1 Peter 4:19)The saint who satisfies the heart...
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Prayer in the Father’s Hearing

"Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, ’Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.’" (John 11:41)Never let your common sense become so prominent and forceful that it...
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Prayer in the Father’s Honor

". . . that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God." (Luke 1:35)Am I simple enough to identify myself with my Lord...
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Prayer in the Father’s House

". . . they found Him in the temple . . . And He said to them, ’. . . Did you not know that I must be about...
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The Cross in Prayer

"In that day you will ask in My name . . ." (John 16:26)We too often think of the Cross of Christ as something we have to get through,...
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The Bewildering Call of God

"’. . . and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.’ . . . But they understood none of these...
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The Brave Friendship of God

"He took the twelve aside . . ." (Luke 18:31)Oh, the bravery of God in trusting us! Do you say, “But He has been unwise to choose me, because...
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The Compelling Purpose of God

"He . . . said to them, ’Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem . . ." (Luke 18:31)We are not taken into a conscious agreement with God’s purpose...
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The Teaching of Adversity

"In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)If you are a child of God, you will certainly encounter...
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Learning About His Ways

"When Jesus finished commanding His twelve disciples . . . He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities." (Matthew 11:1)He comes where He commands us...
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Becoming Entirely His

"Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." (James 1:4)Many of us appear to be all right in general, but there are...
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The Teaching of Disillusionment

"Jesus did not commit Himself to them . . . , for He knew what was in man." (John 2:24-25)Disillusionment means having no more misconceptions, false impressions, and false...
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Do You See Jesus in Your Clouds?

"Behold, He is coming with clouds . . ." (Revelation 1:7)In the Bible clouds are always associated with God. Clouds are the sorrows, sufferings, or providential circumstances, within or...
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God’s Purpose or Mine?

"He made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side . . ." (Mark 6:45)We tend to think that if Jesus Christ compels...
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The Way to Knowledge

"If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine . . ." (John 7:17)The golden rule to follow to obtain spiritual understanding is not one...
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The Way to Purity

"Those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart . . . For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness,...
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Am I Blessed Like This?

"Blessed are . . ." (Matthew 5:3-11)The Beatitudes contain the “dynamite” of the Holy Spirit. And they “explode” when the circumstances of our lives cause them to do so....
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His Nature and Our Motives

". . . unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:20)The characteristic of a...
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Sanctification (2)

"But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us . . . sanctification . . ." (1 Corinthians 1:30)The Life Side. The mystery of sanctification is...
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Sanctification (1)

"This is the will of God, your sanctification. . ." (1 Thessalonians 4:3)The Death Side. In sanctification God has to deal with us on the death side as well...
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