Subject: December 15th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin. 1 Peter 4.1.

What kind of weapon is this? It is the best weapon: for it is to be armed with the same mind to suffer as Christ had. Whenever you are obedient to God you will be told by people how hard your life will be and how cruel men will treat you. Yet in response you will think of Christ, of how he suffered in the flesh, and that therefore you too must suffer.

This is the way for us to be armed: we come to suffer. Suffering is not only our duty but it is also our office. Suffering is our business and we embrace it most willingly. Armed with such a weapon as this, you and I can defeat anything. Not being afraid to suffer, but on the contrary a welcoming of it. Not that we draw back in the face of suffering, but that we let it find us.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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