J. Oswald Chambers

Quotes from J. Oswald Chambers

(died 1917,  Author of “My Utmost For His Highest”)

Character in a saint means the disposition of Jesus Christ persistently manifested.

Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.

Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man.

I have learnt that I am me, that I can do the things that, as one might put it, me can do, but I cannot do the things that me would like to do.

If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality.

It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.


The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.

When it is a question of God’s almighty Spirit, never say, “I can’t.”

You will never cease to be the most amazed person on earth at what God has done for you on the inside.