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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 Devotion of Hearing

"Samuel answered, ‘Speak, for Your servant hears’" (1 Samuel 3:10)  The goal of my spiritual life is such close identification with Jesus Christ that I will always hear God...
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Are You Listening to God?

"They said to Moses, ’You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.’" (Exodus 20:19)  We don’t consciously and deliberately...
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Is Your Mind Stayed on God?

"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." (Isaiah 26:3)  Is your mind stayed on God or is it...
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Is Your Ability to See God Blinded?

"Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things . . ." (Isaiah 40:26)  If your power to see has been blinded, don’t look back...
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Are You Exhausted Spiritually?

"The everlasting God . . . neither faints nor is weary." (Isaiah 40:28)  Exhaustion means that our vital energies are completely worn out and spent. . . The process...
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The Cost of Sanctification

"May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely . . . " (1 Thessalonians 5:23)  Are we prepared to pay the cost of sanctification? The cost will be...
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Spiritual Dejection

"We were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened." (Luke 24:21)  Dejection...
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Are You Ready To Be Poured Out As an Offering? (2)

"I am already being poured out as a drink offering . . . " (2 Timothy 4:6)  Are you ready to be poured out as an offering? It is...
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Are You Ready To Be Poured Out As an Offering? (1)

"If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all." (Philippians 2:17)  Are...
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The Compelling Majesty of His Power

"The love of Christ compels us . . . " (2 Corinthians 5:14)  Paul said that he was overpowered, subdued, and held as in a vise by “the love...
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Becoming the “Filth of the World”

"We have been made as the filth of the world . . ." (1 Corinthians 4:13)  These words are not an exaggeration. The only reason they may not be...
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The Compelling Force of the Call

"Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!" (1 Corinthians 9:16)  Paul’s words have to do with our being made servants of Jesus Christ, and our permission...
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The Call of God

"Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel . . ." (1 Corinthians 1:17)  If God were human, how sick and tired He would be...
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Do You See Your Calling?

". . . separated to the gospel of God. . ." (Romans 1:1)  Paul did not say that he separated himself, but “when it pleased God, who separated me...
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