Subject: October 20th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

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The tree of life also in the midst of the garden. Genesis 2.9.  

When the created being lives by his created life, he does not need to be very dependent on God. But for the created being to live by the life of the Creator, he has to be wholly dependent because the life he would then live by is not his but God’s. He could not be independent of God but would have to maintain constant fellowship with Him and completely rely on Him. Such life is what Adam does not have in himself and so he must trust God to receive it.  

Moreover, such life—if received by Adam—is what he could not live out by his own effort; and therefore he would have to depend on God continuously in order to keep it. And thus the condition for keeping it would become the same condition for receiving it. Adam would have to depend on God day by day in order for him to live out his godly life in a practical way.  

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