Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of November

Nov 6, 2018 by

Verses:

1 Cor. 1:9 “God is faithful, through whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 

Excerpts:

Eating the tree of life, that is, enjoying Christ as our life supply, should be the primary matter in the church life. The content of the church life depends on the enjoyment of Christ. The more we enjoy Him, the richer the content will be. But to enjoy Christ requires us to love Him with the first love. If we leave our first love toward the Lord, we will miss the enjoyment of Christ and lose the testimony of Jesus; consequently, the lampstand will be removed from us. (Rev. 2:7, footnote 6)

 

First Corinthians is a book on the enjoyment of the all-inclusive Christ. In this Christ there is an absolute, wonderful, excellent, and killing death that kills all our negative “germs.” If we eat Christ every day to enjoy Him, we will be nourished, and the negative elements within us will be killed. As long as we enjoy Him, we get killed, not in a negative way but in a positive way. When we enjoy Him every day, we get killed every day. Because there were so many problems among the Corinthians, Paul wrote to them concerning the enjoyment of Christ. (The Excelling Gift for the Building Up of the Church, Ch. 1)

 

God has given this all-inclusive One with the riches to us as our portion for our enjoyment. We should concentrate on Him, not on any persons, things, or matters other than Him. We should focus on Him as our unique center appointed by God, that all the problems among the believers may be solved. It is into the fellowship of such a One that we have been called by God. (1 Cor. 1:9, footnote 2)

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