Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of September

Sep 23, 2020 by

Verses:

Jer. 17:8 “He will be like a tree transplanted beside water, which sends out its roots by a stream, and will not be afraid when heat comes; for its leaves remain flourishing, and it will not be anxious in the year of drought and will not cease to bear fruit.”

 

Excerpts:

According to God’s economy, the one who trusts in God is like a tree transplanted beside water, signifying God as the fountain of living waters. The tree grows beside water by absorbing all the riches of the water into it. This is a picture of God’s dispensing. In order to receive the divine dispensing, we as the trees must absorb God as the living water.

 

In 1 Corinthians 3:6 Paul says, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth”. The watering is for the tree’s absorbing, and the absorbing is the receiving of God’s dispensing. The tree grows with God as the Supplier and the supply. Eventually, the plants and God become one, having the same element, essence, constitution, and appearance. We all need to see the crucial significance of absorbing God as the living water that we may be constituted with His element and essence and grow with the growth of God. Where the growth in life is lacking, the believers’ Christian life will be a mess, the church life will be damaged, and the Body life will be destroyed.

 

In order to grow in life for the building up of the Body of Christ, we need to absorb God by taking root downward and bearing fruit upward. This means that we need to have hidden times of fellowship with God. The empowering, enlightening, enjoying of rest, rejoicing, believing, solving of problems, overcoming of trials, temptations, and hardships, and comforting for a Christian all depend upon his secret fellowship with God through prayer and God’s word. (Crystallization-study of Jeremiah, Message 8)

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