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A Repository of Wisdom from Trusted Sources

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.

Christian Perfection

"Not that I have already attained, or am already perfect…" (Philippians 3:12)Christian perfection is the perfection of a relationship with God that shows itself to be true even amid...
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The Law and the Gospel

"Whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all." (James 2:10)Conviction of sin always brings a fearful, confining sense of the...
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By the Grace of God I Am What I Am

"By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain…" (1 Corinthians 15:10)Never worry about whether what you say sounds...
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The Supremacy of Jesus Christ

"He will glorify Me…" (John 16:14)The New Testament example of the Christian experience is that of a personal, passionate devotion to the Person of Jesus Christ. Every other kind...
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The Riches of the Destitute

"…being justified freely by His grace…" (Romans 3:24)We have to realize that we cannot earn or win anything from God through our own efforts. We must either receive it...
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The Consecration of Spiritual Power

"…by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." (Galatians 6:14)We must never allow anything to interfere with the consecration of our spiritual power....
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The Focal Point of Spiritual Power

"…except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…" (Galatians 6:14)If you want to know the power of God (that is, the resurrection life of Jesus) in your human...
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The Secret of Spiritual Consistency

"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…" (Galatians 6:14)Most of us are not consistent spiritually because we are more concerned about...
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Direction of Focus

"Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters…, so our eyes look to the Lord our God…" (Psalm 123:2)This verse is a description of...
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The Distraction of Contempt

"Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt." (Psalm 123:3)Beware of “the cares of this world…” (Mark 4:19). They are...
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Shallow and Profound

"Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:31)Beware of allowing yourself to think that the shallow aspects of...
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It is Finished!

"I have finished the work which You have given Me to do." (John 17:4)Never build your case for forgiveness on the idea that God is our Father and He...
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The Forgiveness of God

"In Him we have…the forgiveness of sins…" (Ephesians 1:7)Beware of the pleasant view of the fatherhood of God: God is so kind and loving that of course He will...
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When He Has Come

"When He has come, He will convict the world of sin…" (John 16:8)Very few of us know anything about conviction of sin. We know the experience of being disturbed...
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Winning into Freedom

"If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." (John 8:36)If there is even a trace of individual self-satisfaction left in us, it always says, “I can’t...
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The Eternal Goal

"By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing…I will bless you…" (Genesis 22:16-17)God will never be real to me until I come face...
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Still Human!

"…whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:31)We want to be able to say, “Oh, I have had a wonderful call from God!” But...
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What Is That to You?

"Peter…said to Jesus, ‘But Lord, what about this man?’ Jesus said to him, ‘…what is that to you? You follow Me.’" (John 21:21-22)One of the hardest lessons to learn...
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Discovering Divine Design

"As for me, being on the way, the Lord led me…" (Genesis 24:27)We should be so one with God that we don’t need to ask continually for guidance. ....
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Faith or Experience?

"…the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)We should battle through our moods, feelings, and emotions into absolute devotion to the Lord Jesus....
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The Changed Life

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)The work of salvation means that...
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The Supreme Climb

"He said, ‘Take now your son…’" (Genesis 22:2)If we are to climb to the height God reveals, it can never be done later — it must be done now....
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Fellowship in the Gospel

"…fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ…" (1 Thessalonians 3:2)If you seek great things for yourself, thinking, “God has called me for this and for that,” you barricade God...
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Sacred Service

"I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ." (Colossians 1:24)The Christian worker has to be...
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