Subject: March 8th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deluding your own selves. James 1.22.

We often misunderstand the word “do.” We take it to mean that after we have heard and known the word of God we must try our best to do what we have heard and known. But this is not the meaning of “do” in the Bible. True, we need to will to do what we have heard. Yet the “do” of the Scriptures is not the doing with our own strength, it is instead allowing the Holy Spirit to live out through us the word of the Lord which we know. It is a kind of life, not just a kind of works. And in having the life, we will quite naturally have the works. But to produce a few works cannot be deemed fulfilling the “do” of the Bible. We ought to exercise our will to cooperate in life with the Holy Spirit so that we may live out what we know.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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