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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 Determination to Serve

"The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve . . ." (Matthew 20:28)  If our devotion is to the cause of humanity, we will...
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The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance

"Be still, and know that I am God . . ." (Psalm 46:10)  Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what...
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Do You Really Love Him?

"She has done a good work for Me." (Mark 14:6)  If what we call love doesn’t take us beyond ourselves, it is not really love. If we have the...
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Taking the Initiative Against Daydreaming

"Arise, let us go from here." (John 14:31)  Daydreaming about something in order to do it properly is right, but daydreaming about it when we should be doing it...
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Taking the Initiative Against Drudgery

"Arise, shine . . ." (Isaiah 60:1)  When it comes to taking the initiative against drudgery, we have to take the first step as though there were no God....
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Taking the Initiative Against Despair

"Rise, let us be going." (Matthew 26:46)  The sense of having done something irreversible tends to make us despair. We say, “Well, it’s all over and ruined now; what’s...
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Taking the Initiative Against Depression

"Arise and eat." (1 Kings 19:5)  When the Spirit of God comes to us, He does not give us glorious visions, but He tells us to do the most...
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The Inspiration of Spiritual Initiative

"Arise from the dead . . ." (Ephesians 5:14)  We all have many dreams and aspirations when we are young, but sooner or later we realize we have no...
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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

"None of us lives to himself . . ." (Romans 14:7)  Has it ever dawned on you that you are responsible spiritually to God for other people? For instance,...
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The Discipline of Hearing

 "Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops." (Matthew 10:27)  Sometimes God puts us through...
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The Devotion of Hearing

"Samuel answered, ‘Speak, for Your servant hears’" (1 Samuel 3:10)  The goal of my spiritual life is such close identification with Jesus Christ that I will always hear God...
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Are You Listening to God?

"They said to Moses, ’You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.’" (Exodus 20:19)  We don’t consciously and deliberately...
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Is Your Mind Stayed on God?

"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." (Isaiah 26:3)  Is your mind stayed on God or is it...
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Is Your Ability to See God Blinded?

"Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things . . ." (Isaiah 40:26)  If your power to see has been blinded, don’t look back...
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