Weekly Pursuit – Week 5 of June

Jul 2, 2019 by

Verses:

Phil. 2:2 “Make my joy full, that you think the same thing, having the same love, joined in soul, thinking the one thing.”

 

Excerpts:

Paul was encouraging the Philippians to think the one thing. The one thing is not merely the objective Christ but the subjective experience of Christ as our enjoyment for the church life. This one thing should occupy our mind all the time. We should constantly be thinking about how to experience Christ as our rich enjoyment so that we may have the proper church life. When we enjoy Christ, the church life spontaneously issues forth.

 

God’s economy is that we think the one thing. Has a certain brother offended you? You should not think about that offense, for God’s economy does not allow you to do so. If you think about the offense, you rebel against God. We all have our disposition, and we all are accustomed to murmuring, reasoning, and complaining. But if we are enlightened concerning reasoning and murmuring, we will say, “Lord, forgive my rebellion. I want to be obedient, obeying Your economy to think the one thing. Although certain ones have offended me, I do not want to think about the offenses. Instead, I want to think only of the enjoyment and experience of Christ.”

 

[In Philippians 2:2] Paul’s word about having the same love is a weighty word. We love one another, but our love differs. If our love toward the saints has been regulated and dealt with, then we will enjoy Christ as we love the saints. Whether or not our love is proper depends on whether or not we enjoy Christ in our loving of others. (The Experience of Christ, ch. 5)

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