Oswald Chambers

Scottish preacher, writer

Lived from: 1874-1917

Category: Theologians and clergy | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one.
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    Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please.
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    Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.
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    Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.
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    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
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    Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.
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    The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.
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    We look upon the enemy of our souls as a conquered foe, so he is, but only to God, not to us.
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    We say, sorrow, disaster, calamity. God says, chastening and it sounds sweet to him though it is a discord to our ears. Don't faint when you are rebuked, and don't despise the chastening of the Lord. ''In your patience possess your souls.''
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    When a man gets to despair he knows that all his thinking will never get him out. He will only get out by the sheer creative effort of God. Consequently he is in the right attitude to receive from God that which he cannot gain for himself.
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    When it is a question of God's almighty Spirit, never say, ''I can't.''
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