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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)

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 cannot do what God does, and...
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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 integrity, because the vision gives me...
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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 is in the hands of God...
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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 that we build is going to...
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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 and that”; a spiritually-minded person will...
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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, not man’s; therefore, it has an...
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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 others, and we get irritated with...
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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 we are perfectly and completely sure...
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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 — he is devoted to God...
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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 try to bring back those exceptional...
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