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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.

Have You Felt the Pain Inflicted by the Lord?

"He said to him the third time, ’. . . do you love Me?’" (John 21:17)  Have you ever felt the pain, inflicted by the Lord, at the very...
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The Piercing Question

"Do you love Me?" (John 21:17)   Unless we are experiencing the hurt of facing every deception about ourselves, we have hindered the work of the Word of God in...
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What Do You Want The Lord to Do for You?

"What do you want Me to do for you?" And he said, "Lord, I want to regain my sight!" (Luke 18:41)  Be persistent with your disturbance until you get...
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Do You Now Believe?

"’By this we believe . . .’ Jesus answered them, ’Do you now believe?’" (John 16:30-31)  We need to rely on the resurrection life of Jesus on a much...
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The Impoverished Ministry of Jesus

"Where then do You get that living water?’" (John 4:11)  Have you been limiting, or impoverishing, the ministry of Jesus to the point that He is unable to work...
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Our Misgivings About Jesus

"The woman said to Him, ’Sir, You have nothing to draw [water] with, and the well is deep.’" (John 4:11)  Our misgivings begin within ourselves when we tell Jesus...
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The Destitution of Service

". . . though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved." (2 Corinthians 12:15)  The institutional church’s idea of a servant of God is not...
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The Delight of Sacrifice

"I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls . . ." (2 Corinthians 12:15)  Once “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts...
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The Determination to Serve

"The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve . . ." (Matthew 20:28)  If our devotion is to the cause of humanity, we will...
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The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance

"Be still, and know that I am God . . ." (Psalm 46:10)  Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what...
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Do You Really Love Him?

"She has done a good work for Me." (Mark 14:6)  If what we call love doesn’t take us beyond ourselves, it is not really love. If we have the...
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Taking the Initiative Against Daydreaming

"Arise, let us go from here." (John 14:31)  Daydreaming about something in order to do it properly is right, but daydreaming about it when we should be doing it...
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