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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 Delight of Despair

"When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead." (Revelation 1:17) There are times when God cannot reveal Himself in any other way than in His majesty, a...
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Our Careful Unbelief

". . . do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on." (Matthew 6:25) Don’t take t...
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The Explanation For Our Difficulties

". . . that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us . . ." (John 17:21) If you are going through...
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Having God’s “Unreasonable” Faith

"Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." (Matthew 6:33) When we look at these words of Jesus...
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Taking Possession of Our Own Soul

"By your patience possess your souls." (Luke 21:19) Luke 21:19 means that we take possession of our souls through patience. But many of us prefer to s...
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Out of the Wreck I Rise

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" (Romans 8:35) God does not keep His child immune from trouble; He promises, “I will be with him in tr...
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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...
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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 m...
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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 ...
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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 everyt...
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