Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of December

Dec 21, 2020 by

Verses:

2 Cor. 4:16 “Therefore we do not lose heart; but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.”

 

Excerpts:

God has the best provisions to help us to receive the renewing. The first provision is the cross, the putting to death of Jesus. According to 2 Corinthians 4, Paul was always under the killing of the cross, the Lord’s death. The cross is the greatest help to accomplish the renewing for us. The second provision is the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 speaks of the “renewing of the Holy Spirit.” We are receiving the new supply of the Spirit daily to renew us metabolically. The third provision God gave us is our mingled spirit. Our mingled spirit spreads into our mind, thus becoming the spirit of our mind. It is in such a spirit that we are renewed for our transformation. In addition to the cross, the Holy Spirit, and our spirit, we have the holy Word. The Head of the Body cleanses the church, His Body, by the washing of the water in the word. We all need to receive the washing of the water in the word daily.

 

[When we are suffering], we have to learn how to turn to our spirit. That is our refuge, our hiding place, to receive the renewing. We may not even be able to take the situation we are in, but when we come to the Word, regardless of what chapter or verse, the word will wash us. There is water in the word to wash us. Washing is a synonym of renewing. By these four items—the cross, the Holy Spirit, our mingled spirit, and the holy Word—we can receive the renewing. (Being Renewed Day by Day, ch. 1)

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