Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of May

May 10, 2024 by



1 Tim. 1:3-4 “You might charge certain ones not to teach different things…which produce questionings rather than God’s economy, which is in faith.”




1 Timothy is dealing with God’s economy. At Paul’s time some were teaching different things other than God’s economy. Paul told us that we have to put all these different teachings aside and come back to the economy of God. God’s economy is His household administration, His plan, to dispense Himself into us. His dispensing produces a life of godliness.


Such a godly life issuing from God’s dispensing depends upon the exercise of our spirit. God is not dispensing Himself into lifeless vessels. God, however, is dispensing Himself into us, the living vessels, who already have our own taste, choice, preference, feeling, thinking, mentality, will, etc. If we do not exercise our spirit strongly to cooperate with the Lord, God cannot dispense Himself into us. Our spirit is not only the receiving organ, the retaining organ, but also the opening for God’s dispensing. When our spirit opens wide, our whole being opens. Then God has a way to impart Himself into us. God’s dispensing depends upon our coordination, and our coordination is the exercise of our spirit.


This is why we have to pray. Only prayer exercises our spirit, and in our spirit we meet God. Then the divine dispensing immediately f lows into our spirit. Today our Christian life is a life of godliness. This depends upon our spirit being fully exercised. (Basic Lessons on Life, Lesson 18)

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