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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 Unchanging Law of Judgment

"With what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you." (Matthew 7:2)  Whatever judgment you give will...
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The Ministry of the Inner Life

"You are . . . a royal priesthood . . ." (1 Peter 2:9)  Are we prepared to purposely disregard ourselves and to launch out into the priestly work...
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Have You Come to “When” Yet?

"The Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends." (Job 42:10)  I cannot make myself right with God; I cannot make my life perfect. I can only...
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The Service of Passionate Devotion

". . . do you love Me? . . . Tend My sheep." (John 21:16)  We consider what we do in the way of Christian work as service, yet...
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Keep Recognizing Jesus

". . . Peter . . . walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid . ....
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Beware of Criticizing Others

"Judge not, that you be not judged." (Matthew 7:1)  Jesus’ instructions with regard to judging others is very simply put; He says, “Don’t.” The average Christian is the most...
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Will You Lay Down Your Life?

"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. . . I have called you friends . . ." (John 15:13, 15) ...
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Get Moving! (2)

"Also . . . add to your faith . . ." (2 Peter 1:5)  In the matter of drudgery. . . Drudgery is the test of genuine character. The...
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Get Moving! (1)

"Abide in Me . . ." (John 15:4)  In the matter of determination. . . “Abide in Me” — in intellectual matters, in money matters, in every one of...
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Getting There (3)

". . . come, follow Me" (Luke 18:22)  If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you — and His...
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Getting There (2)

"They said to Him, ’Rabbi . . . where are You staying?’ He said to them, ’Come and see’" (John 1:38-39)  Where our self-interest sleeps and the real interest...
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Getting There (1)

"Come to Me . . ." (Matthew 11:28)  Where sin and sorrow stops, and the song of the saint starts. Do I really want to get there? I can...
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