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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)

Drawing on the Grace of God — Now

"We . . . plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain." (2 Corinthians 6:1) Grace is the overflowing favor of God, and you can always count on it being available...
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Receiving Yourself in the Fires of Sorrow

". . . what shall I say? ’Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. ’Father, glorify Your name’." (John 12:27-28) As a saint of God, my attitude...
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Reconciling Yourself to the Fact of Sin

"This is your hour, and the power of darkness." (Luke 22:53) Not being reconciled to the fact of sin — not recognizing it and refusing to deal with it — produces all the disasters in...
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Acquainted with Grief

"He is . . . a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief." (Isaiah 53:3) We are not “acquainted with grief” in the same way our Lord was acquainted with it. We endure it and...
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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 be the very way you are...
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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 of prayer? The continual inner-searching we...
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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 be right with God if I...
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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 Jesus Christ calls service to be...
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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 . . ." (Matthew 14:29-30) We step right...
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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 piercingly critical individual known. Criticism is...
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