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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)

Abraham’s Life of Faith

"He went out, not knowing where he was going." (Hebrews 11:8) Living a life of faith means never knowing where you are being led. But it does mean loving and knowing the One who is...
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Will I Bring Myself Up to This Level?

". . . perfecting holiness in the fear of God." (2 Corinthians 7:1) “Therefore, having these promises. . .” I claim God’s promises for my life and look to their fulfillment, and rightly so, but...
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The Servant’s Primary Goal

"We make it our aim . . . to be well pleasing to Him." (2 Corinthians 5:9) “We make it our aim. . . .” It requires a conscious decision and effort to keep our...
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The Master Will Judge

"We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ . . ." (2 Corinthians 5:10) If you will learn here and now to live under the scrutiny of Christ’s pure light, your final judgment...
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The Discipline of Dismay

"As they followed they were afraid." (Mark 10:32) At the beginning of our life with Jesus Christ, we were sure we knew all there was to know about following Him. It was a delight to...
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Yielding

". . . you are that one’s slaves whom you obey . . ." (Romans 6:16) The first thing I must be willing to admit when I begin to examine what controls and dominates me...
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God’s Total Surrender to Us

"For God so loved the world that He gave . . ." (John 3:16) As I am caught up into total surrender to God, I become thrilled with something infinitely greater than myself. . ....
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Total Surrender

"Peter began to say to Him, ’See, we have left all and followed You’." (Mark 10:28) Genuine total surrender is a personal sovereign preference for Jesus Christ Himself. Where does Jesus Christ figure in when...
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Obedience to the “Heavenly Vision”

"I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision." (Acts 26:19) If we lose “the heavenly vision” God has given us, we alone are responsible — not God. We lose the vision because of our own...
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Being an Example of His Message

"Preach the word!" (2 Timothy 4:2) We are not saved only to be instruments for God, but to be His sons and daughters. He does not turn us into spiritual agents but into spiritual messengers,...
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