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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 Warning Against Desiring Spiritual Success

"Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you . . ." (Luke 10:20)The trap we fall into is extravagantly desiring spiritual success; that is, success...
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Do You Worship The Work?

"We are God’s fellow workers . . ." (1 Corinthians 3:9)The only concern of Christian workers should be their concentration on God. This will mean that all the other...
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The Light That Never Fails

"We all, with unveiled face, beholding . . . the glory of the Lord . . ." (2 Corinthians 3:18)A servant of God must stand so very much alone...
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Don’t Hurt the Lord

"Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip?" (John 14:9)If all we are asking God to give us is experiences, and the...
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Can a Saint Falsely Accuse God?

"All the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen . . ." (2 Corinthians 1:20)We must never measure our spiritual capacity on the basis of...
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Beware of the Least Likely Temptation

"Joab had defected to Adonijah, though he had not defected to Absalom." (1 Kings 2:28)Always remain alert to the fact that where one person has turned back is exactly...
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Readiness

"God called to him . . . And he said, ’Here I am’." (Exodus 3:4)Readiness for God means that we are prepared to do the smallest thing or the...
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All or Nothing?

"When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment . . . and plunged into the sea." (John 21:7)Have you ever had a...
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Can You Come Down From the Mountain?

"While you have the light, believe in the light . . ." (John 12:36)We all have moments when we feel better than ever before, and we say, “I feel...
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The Failure To Pay Close Attention

"The high places were not removed from Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days." (2 Chronicles 15:17)Beware of ever thinking, “Oh, that thing in my...
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