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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 Far-Reaching Rivers of Life

"He who believes in Me . . . out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." (John 7:38) A river reaches places which its source never knows. And Jesus said that, if we...
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Watching With Jesus

"Stay here and watch with Me." (Matthew 26:38) “Watch with Me.” Jesus was saying, in effect, “Watch with no private point of view at all, but watch solely and entirely with Me.” In the early...
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His!

"They were Yours, You gave them to Me . . ." (John 17:6) “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his...
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Pouring Out the Water of Satisfaction

"He would not drink it, but poured it out to the Lord." (2 Samuel 23:16) You can never set apart for God something that you desire for yourself to achieve your own satisfaction. If you...
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A Life of Pure and Holy Sacrifice

"He who believes in Me . . . out of his heart will flow . . ." (John 7:38) Jesus did not say, “He who believes in Me will realize all the blessings of the...
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Destined To Be Holy

". . . it is written, ’Be holy, for I am holy’." (1 Peter 1:16) We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, nor to health, but...
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My Joy . . . Your Joy

"These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full." (John 15:11) What was the joy that Jesus had? . . . The joy...
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Usefulness or Relationship?

"Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven." (Luke 10:20) Jesus Christ is saying here, “Don’t rejoice in your successful service...
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The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith

"Jesus said to her, ’Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?’" (John 11:40) Every time you venture out in your life of faith, you...
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The Purpose of Prayer

". . . one of His disciples said to Him, ’Lord, teach us to pray . . .’" (Luke 11:1) The biblical purpose of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself. “Ask,...
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