Title: Devotions for a Deeper Life
Author: Oswald Chambers
“His insights and understand of the nature of God will challenge you to examine your faith and grow in depth and maturity,” the back jacket states in Oswald Chambers’s book, Devotions for a Deeper Life.
~ What ~
At four-hundred-and-sixteen-pages, this hardbound with a padded front cover targets those who want to read a daily devotional that concentrates on how to be more Christ-like in their spiritual walk with Him. Using the King James Version of the Holy Bible, the book’s ending includes a Scripture index. An attached ribbon can be utilized as a marker.
Referencing mainly the New Testament of the Bible, this devotional is divided into the twelve months with each day having a devotional. The day’s page has a title, written out Bible verse or verses, several paragraphs related to the topic, and ending with a short two-line prayer with suggested further reading.
Although short in content, the quick daily reading covers such ideas as separation, intimacy with God, one’s thought life, and sanctification to sin, floundering, confusion, and suffering. Also referenced are Biblical characters Adam, Saul, Elijah, David, Isaiah, Mary Magdalene, Judas, John, Peter, Paul, Thomas, and Jesus to name a few. Added are full pages regarding prayer.
One example is July 23rd’s post of 2 Timothy 3:16 regarding the Bible being the inspired Word of God. The paragraphs remind that every criticism against the Bible is against our Lord Jesus Christ. The “truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” is the Lord, Scripture, and Holy Spirit, keeping us from being separated from God. A short six sentence poem is added, and the pray thought asks for instruction by the Holy Spirit in righteousness as we read and study the Scriptures. 2 Timothy 3:14-17 is the suggested reading.
I love reading from the King James Version of the Bible and because this devotional was compiled almost a hundred years ago plus has verses written out, it will be cherished as it focuses on a deeper relationship with Christ.
~ Why Not ~
Those who are not interested in improving their relationship with Jesus will avoid this book. Others may find it does not mention many current-day topics or they may not relate to the in-depth spiritual concepts.
~ Who ~
The author was a Bible teacher, conference leader, and YMCA chaplain who lived fro 1874 to 1917.
~ Wish ~
I wish more short devotions were in depth like this book, especially since the King James was used.
~ Want ~
If you are seeking a devotional that concentrates on the Word of God while promoting a deeper relationship with Christ, this is an excellent choice to add to reading the Bible daily.
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