Subject: July 17th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

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He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Matthew 10.37.

Once there was a brother who upon seeing the meaning of baptism in the Scriptures wished to be immersed. But his father did not approve of it. The son therefore experienced a great struggle in his heart at the time. His dilemma was that if he were immersed he would hurt his father’s heart; but if he were not immersed he would be disloyal to the Lord’s word. As he was struggling in his heart over the issue, he was given a word by the Lord: “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me” (Matt. 10.37). Here he encountered this matter of cost. Would he please his parents or would he please the Lord? Thank God, the love of Christ captured him, so that he finally was baptized by immersion.

This daily devotional comes from the book 
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee.
The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee
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