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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 Collision of God and Sin

"…who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree…" (1 Peter 2:24)The Cross of Christ is the revealed truth of God’s judgment on sin. He made...
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His Agony and Our Access

"Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples . . . ’Stay here and watch with Me.’" (Matthew 26:36, 38)The agony in Gethsemane...
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The Way to Permanent Faith

"Indeed the hour is coming . . . that you will be scattered . . ." (John 16:32)“. . . you . . . will leave Me alone.” Have...
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If You Had Known!

"If you had known . . . in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes." (Luke 19:42)What is...
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The Glory That’s Unsurpassed

". . . the Lord Jesus . . . has sent me that you may receive your sight . . ." (Acts 9:17)The lasting characteristic of a spiritual man...
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Helpful or Heartless Toward Others?

"It is Christ . . . who also makes intercession for us. . . . the Spirit . . . makes intercession for the saints . . ." (Romans...
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Heedfulness or Hypocrisy in Ourselves?

"If anyone sees his brother sinning a sin which does not lead to death, he will ask, and He will give him life for those who commit sin not...
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Holiness or Hardness Toward God?

"He . . . wondered that there was no intercessor . . ." (Isaiah 59:16)The reason many of us stop praying and become hard toward God is that we...
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Our Lord’s Surprise Visits

"You also be ready . . ." (Luke 12:40)Jesus rarely comes where we expect Him; He appears where we least expect Him, and always in the most illogical situations....
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Isn’t There Some Misunderstanding?

"’Let us go to Judea again.’ The disciples said to Him, ’. . . are You going there again?’" (John 11:7-8)Just because I don’t understand what Jesus Christ says,...
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Spiritual Vision Through Personal Character

"Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place . . ." (Revelation 4:1)A higher state of mind and spiritual vision can only be achieved...
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Spiritual Vision Through Personal Purity

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8)Purity is not innocence — it is much more than that. Purity is the result of continued...
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Maintaining the Proper Relationship

". . . the friend of the bridegroom . . ." (John 3:29)To maintain this friendship and faithfulness to the Bridegroom, we have to be more careful to have...
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Decreasing for His Purpose

"He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30)When you see a person who is close to grasping the claims of Jesus Christ, you know that your influence has...
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Am I Carnally Minded?

"Where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal . . . ?" (1 Corinthians 3:3)If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that...
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The Burning Heart

"Did not our heart burn within us . . . ?" (Luke 24:32)We must learn to maintain the secret of the burning heart — a heart that can go...
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Identified or Simply Interested?

"I have been crucified with Christ . . ." (Galatians 2:20)The inescapable spiritual need each of us has is the need to sign the death certificate of our sin...
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Friendship with God

"Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing . . . ?" (Genesis 18:17)This friendship means being so intimately in touch with God that you never even need...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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