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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, and...
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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...
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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 . ....
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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, we immediately...
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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 stay at the entrance...
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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 trouble ....
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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...
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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 member...
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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...
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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...
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The Habit of Enjoying Adversity

". . . that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body." (2 Corinthians 4:10)We have to develop godly habits to express what God’s grace has...
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The Habit of Keeping a Clear Conscience

". . . strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men." (Acts 24:16)Conscience is that ability within me that attaches itself to the highest standard I...
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The Habit of Having No Habits

"If these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful . . ." (2 Peter 1:8)When we first begin to form a habit, we are...
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Love One Another

". . . add to your . . . brotherly kindness love." (2 Peter 1:5, 7)Love is the loftiest preference of one person for another, and spiritually Jesus demands...
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Take the Initiative

". . . add to your faith virtue . . ." (2 Peter 1:5)Add means that we have to do something. We are in danger of forgetting that we...
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Reaching Beyond Our Grasp

"Where there is no revelation [or prophetic vision], the people cast off restraint . . ." (Proverbs 29:18)Wherever there is vision, there is also a life of honesty and...
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The Faith to Persevere

"Because you have kept My command to persevere . . ." (Revelation 3:10)Perseverance means more than endurance — more than simply holding on until the end. A saint’s life...
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Building For Eternity

"Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it . . ." (Luke 14:28)All...
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Liberty and the Standards of Jesus

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free . . ." (Galatians 5:1)A spiritually-minded person will never come to you with the demand—”Believe this...
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Judgment and the Love of God

"The time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God . . ." (1 Peter 4:17)The Christian servant must never forget that salvation is God’s idea,...
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Vicarious Intercession

" . . having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus . . ." (Hebrews 10:19)We do not identify ourselves with God’s interests and concerns for...
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Vital Intercession

". . . praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit . . ." (Ephesians 6:18)It is impossible for us to have living and vital intercession unless...
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The Patience To Wait for the Vision

"Though it tarries, wait for it . . ." (Habakkuk 2:3)A person who has the vision of God is not devoted to a cause or to any particular issue...
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Faith — Not Emotion

"We walk by faith, not by sight." (2 Corinthians 5:7)Can we do our work when it seems that God has sealed up heaven? . . . If we continually...
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