Weekly Pursuit – Week 2 of May

May 11, 2020 by

Verses:

Matt. 7:13-14 “Enter in through the narrow gate…. Because narrow is the gate and constricted is the way that leads to life, and few are those who find it.”

 

Excerpts:

We in the Lord’s recovery must walk in our spirit. Living in spirit and walking in spirit restrict us. Even when we are loving, rejoicing, and happy, we must be under restriction. This must even be true in the meetings. Although we may fully release our spirit, we should be restricted as far as physical activity is concerned. In everything, we need to take the constricted way, not the broad way.

We must take the constricted way in our fellowship with the brothers. Do you intend to praise a brother? You must praise him in a constricted way. Are you about to rebuke a brother? You must rebuke him in a constricted way. Praise the Lord that we are truly free. Nevertheless, we still have the limitations, restrictions, and constrictions.

Consider the example of the Lord Jesus in John 7. When His brothers proposed that He go into Judea and make Himself known to the public, the Lord said, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always ready” (v. 6). The Lord’s word indicates that He was limited. As the kingdom people, we also must walk on a constricted way. Our way is full of limitations, restrictions, and constrictions. But do not consider any limitation a frustration. Rather, the limitations will speed us on our way. If we refuse to be constricted, our progress will be slowed down. However, if we are willing to be limited and constricted, our speed will increase. (Life-study of Matthew, msg. 24)

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