After 15 years of public ministry, Oswald Chambers died suddenly at age 43. A ruptured appendix and consequent complications cut Chambers’s life short in late 1917. He had moved his family to Egypt in 1915, to serve as a YMCA chaplain to troops during World War I.
It seemed an unbelievably tragic end to a life of promise. But it wasn’t the end. His wife, whose ambition to become secretary to England’s prime minister prompted her to acquire an astonishing skill at shorthand, transcribed and published Chambers’s lectures. She sent them in pamphlet form to many soldiers to whom Chambers had ministered, as well as to past students. Soon she gathered the material into book form and, in 1927, she first published My Utmost for His Highest.
Click HERE to read Chambers’ devotional on 2 Cor. 5:21.