Subject: April 10th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh ... 1 Timothy 3.16 AV.

A person who really knows God manifests Him. And this is none other than living a godly life. Godliness is a great mystery, but since God has been manifested in the flesh (1 Tim. 3.16), this mystery has now become a revealed one. Think of it! Jesus of Nazareth is God manifested in the flesh! This glorious God-and-Man has manifested the holy and glorious life of God. And today, this life is in us and shall be manifested through us.

Let it be clearly understood that godliness is not a kind of ascetic exercise; rather, it is a kind of life consciousness, being in line with the character of God’s life. For this reason the apostle Paul lists godliness among the things which a man of God should pursue: “But thou, O man of God, . . . follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness” (1 Tim. 6.11). On the day we are born again, God’s “divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2 Peter 1.3).

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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