Subject: February 4th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a merchant seeking goodly pearls and having found one pearl of great price, he went and sold all that he had, and bought it. Matthew 13.45, 46.

The pearl stands for the beauty of the church. The beauty of the church is the Lord’s ornament. People will see this beauty and will praise the Lord.

The story of the making of a pearl is most interesting Pearls are produced by certain mollusks in the sea which are rather lowlylooking creatures. This betokens how the church comes from the most humble Christ. A smooth, lustrous, varicolored secretion, which is the very life of the mollusk, issues forth and surrounds a grain of sand or other foreign matter that finds its way into its shell. The mollusk must therefore be hurt if a pearl is ever to be formed. The roundness of the pearl depends on the tenderness of the mollusk. The more tender and sensitive the mollusk, the rounder the pearl. How sensitive and tender is our Christ.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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