Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of December

Dec 8, 2020 by

Verses:

Col. 1:13 “Who delivered us out of the authority of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”

 

Excerpts:

In Colossians the authority of darkness refers to the good aspects of culture and of our character, disposition, and natural being. God has delivered us out of all this and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. In this kingdom we are under the loving and lovable Lord Jesus. The more we tell the Lord Jesus that we love Him, the more we are freed on the one hand, and the more we are restricted and ruled on the other hand. Because we love Him, we desire to take Him as our person and as our life. This is the proper Christian life for the church life.

 

Any part of our being or of our daily life that is without Christ is in darkness. For example, in [the] married life when a brother is exchanging words with his wife, both he and his wife are in darkness. Because they are in darkness, they accuse and blame each other. Our experience testifies that whenever we live, walk, and behave in the self, we are in darkness. There is no need to commit some gross sin in order to be in darkness. Simply living according to the self puts us in darkness, for it causes us to be separated from Christ.

 

We must remember that He alone is light. He must saturate and prevail in every aspect of our daily living. Otherwise, at least certain parts of our daily walk will not be filled with Christ, and those parts of our life will be in darkness. (Life-study of Colossians, chs. 4-5)

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