Oswald Chambers quotes

November 15th, 2015

Oswald Chambers was an early twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

Recently I read some of his quotes and I thought I would share them. They are timeless and speak to me nearly 100 years after his death.

On Faith

“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.”

On Prayer

“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.”

On Doubt

“Doubt is not always a sign that a man is wrong; it may be a sign that he is thinking.”

On Being Ordinary

“All of God’s people are ordinary people who have been made extraordinary by the purpose he has given them.”

On Sin

“If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is wrong, He does not ask you to put it right; He asks you to accept the light, and He will put it right.”

On Fearing God

“The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”

On Suffering

“No healthy Christian ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.”

On Holiness

“God has one destined end for mankind – holiness! His one aim is the production of saints. God is not an eternal blessing-machine for men. He did not come to save men out of pity. He came to save men because He had created them to be holy.”

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