Trustworthy Wisdom@Work

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.

The Faith to Persevere

"Because you have kept My command to persevere . . ." (Revelation 3:10) Perseverance means more than endurance — more than simply holding on until the...
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Building For Eternity

"Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it . . ." (Luke 14:28) All that...
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Liberty and the Standards of Jesus

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free . . ." (Galatians 5:1) A spiritually-minded person will never come to you with t...
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Judgment and the Love of God

"The time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God . . ." (1 Peter 4:17) The Christian servant must never forget that salvation is God’s ide...
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Vicarious Intercession

" . . having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus . . ." (Hebrews 10:19) We do not identify ourselves with God’s interests and concerns...
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Vital Intercession

". . . praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit . . ." (Ephesians 6:18) It is impossible for us to have living and vital interces...
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The Patience To Wait for the Vision

"Though it tarries, wait for it . . ." (Habakkuk 2:3) A person who has the vision of God is not devoted to a cause or to any particular issue — he is ...
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Faith — Not Emotion

"We walk by faith, not by sight." (2 Corinthians 5:7) Can we do our work when it seems that God has sealed up heaven? . . . If we continually try to b...
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Spontaneous Love

"Love suffers long and is kind . . ." (1 Corinthians 13:4) The fountains from which love flows are in God, not in us. It is absurd to think that the l...
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Gracious Uncertainty

"I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go." (Jeremiah 45:5) Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to...
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