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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 Never-forsaking God

"He Himself has said, ’I will never leave you nor forsake you.’" (Hebrews 13:5) What line of thinking do my thoughts take? Do I turn to what God says or to my own fears? Am...
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The Secret of the Lord

"The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him . . .’" (Psalm 25:14) Have we ever let God tell us any of His joys? Or are we continually telling God our secrets,...
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Are You Obsessed by Something?

"Who is the man that fears the Lord?’" (Psalm 25:12) Are you obsessed by something? You will probably say, “No, by nothing,” but all of us are obsessed by something—usually by ourselves, or, if we...
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The Staggering Question

"He said to me, ’Son of man, can these bones live?’" (Ezekiel 37:3) It is much easier to do something than to trust in God; we see the activity and mistake panic for inspiration. That...
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Put God First

"Jesus did not commit Himself to them . . . for He knew what was in man." (John 2:24-25) Put Trust in God First . Our Lord never put His trust in any person. Yet...
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Yes — But . . . !

"Lord, I will follow You, but . . ." (Luke 9:61) Jesus Christ demands the same unrestrained, adventurous spirit in those who have placed their trust in Him that the natural man exhibits. If a...
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Untroubled Relationship

"In that day you will ask in My name . . . for the Father Himself loves you . . ." (John 16:26-27) “. . . He will give you” (John 16:23). Jesus said that...
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Unquestioned Revelation

"In that day you will ask Me nothing." (John 16:23) You have come to the point of total reliance on the resurrection life of Jesus, which brings you into complete oneness with the purpose of...
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The Life To Know Him

". . . tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." (Luke 24:49) The attitude of receiving and welcoming the Holy Spirit into our lives is to be...
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Thinking of Prayer as Jesus Taught

"Pray without ceasing . . ." (1 Thessalonians 5:17) Our thinking about prayer, whether right or wrong, is based on our own mental conception of it. The correct concept is to think of prayer as...
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