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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.

Yes — But . . . !

"Lord, I will follow You, but . . ." (Luke 9:61)  Jesus Christ demands the same unrestrained, adventurous spirit in those who have placed their trust in Him that...
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Untroubled Relationship

"In that day you will ask in My name . . . for the Father Himself loves you . . ." (John 16:26-27)  “. . . He will give...
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Unquestioned Revelation

"In that day you will ask Me nothing." (John 16:23)  You have come to the point of total reliance on the resurrection life of Jesus, which brings you into...
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The Life To Know Him

". . . tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high." (Luke 24:49)  The attitude of receiving and welcoming the Holy Spirit...
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Thinking of Prayer as Jesus Taught

"Pray without ceasing . . ." (1 Thessalonians 5:17)  Our thinking about prayer, whether right or wrong, is based on our own mental conception of it. The correct concept...
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The Good or The Best?

"If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left." (Genesis 13:9)  Whenever...
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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,...
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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) ...
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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...
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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...
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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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