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 God's Purpose For Defeat and Failure - Nee

Watchman Nee Daily Devotional for June 27

Thou shalt remember all the way which Jehovah thy God hath led thee these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble thee, to prove thee, to know what was in thy heart. Deuteronomy 8.2.



Let us understand that God has no need for our defeats and failures—only we do. For while we experience smooth sailing, being often victorious and full of joy, we may regard ourselves as being fairly good and having possession of something that other people do not have. Though we may not dare to boast openly of anything, nevertheless, when we make some progress in spiritual life or have some success in spiritual work we cannot help but conceive the thought that now we are truly holy and powerful and excelling quite well. In such a state as this, it is easy to become careless and to lose the attitude of depending on God. Accordingly, the Lord permits us to fall from glory to dust. We learn we are no different from the world’s greatest and worst sinners. With the result that we dare not be self-reliant anymore but will in all things cast ourselves upon God with fear and trembling.





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Mike

 2011/6/27 5:16Profile
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 Re: God's Purpose For Defeat and Failure - Nee

Good word.

 2011/6/27 8:22Profile





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