Oswald Chambers Index


Trusting the Sovereignty of God

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God."

Romans 8:28.




"It is only the loyal soul who believes that God engineers circumstances. We take such liberties with our circumstances, we do not believe God engineers them, although we say we do; we treat the things that happen as if they were engineered by men.

"To be faithful in every circumstance means that we have only one loyalty, and that is to our Lord. Suddenly God breaks up a particular set of circumstances, and the realization comes that we have been disloyal to Him by not recognizing that He had organized them. We never saw what He was after, and that particular thing will never be repeated all the days of our life. The test of loyalty always comes just there. If we learn to worship God in the trying circumstances, He will alter them in two seconds when He chooses.....

"We will be loyal to work, to service, to anything, but do not ask us to be loyal to Jesus Christ.... Our Lord is dethroned more emphatically by Christian workers than by the world. God is made a machine for blessing men, and Jesus Christ is made a Worker among workers.

"The idea is not that we do work for God, but that we are so loyal to Him that He can do His work through usI reckon on you for extreme service, with no complaining on your part and no explanation on Mine. God wants to use us as He used His own Son.

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest , December 18

"God, who made the world and everything in it... is Lord of heaven and earth.... He gives to all life, breath, and all things. ...  [I]in Him we live and move and have our being." Acts 17:23-26, 28

"Therefore ... let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross..."  Hebrews 12:1-2




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