Weekly Pursuit – Week 5 of March

Mar 30, 2020 by


Deut. 30:19 “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse; therefore choose life that you and your seed may live.”



A Christian can live on earth according to two different principles. Many people only have the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in their lives. Other people have the tree of life in their lives. Some have both trees. The Word of God tells us, however, that he who eats of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil shall surely die, while he who eats of the tree of life shall live.


Christianity is life, not a matter of asking whether something is right or wrong [but] of checking with the life inside us whenever we do something. What does the new life which God has given us tell us inwardly about this matter? What does our inner life say? If the life is strong and active within us, we can do this; if the life is cold and retreating within us, we should not. Our principle for living is inward instead of outward. The standard of Christian living does not only deal with evil things but also with good and right things. Many matters are right according to human standards, but the divine standard pronounces them wrong because they lack the divine life. Decisions should be made according to God’s life as it rises up or recedes within us. Do we feel joyful inwardly about this matter? Do we have spiritual happiness and peace? These are the matters that decide our spiritual path. (CWWN,
vol. 56, “Two Principles of Living”)

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