Subject: September 17th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

If anyone sin, and commit a trespass against Jehovah, and . . . have found that which was lost, and deal falsely therein. Leviticus 6.2, 3.

Though we may not take this matter seriously, it is nonetheless a tresspass. We may speculate that there is nothing unrighteous in picking up what is lost. Still God declares that it is a false dealing. No Christian should take as his own what belongs to other people. Many have the idea that it is better for money to fall into their own pockets than into the pockets of other people. But this is unrighteous thinking. We should not pick up anything and consider it ours, even if it is a handkerchief, a hat, a fountain pen or a letter. For this is unrighteous. We may have done such a thing in the past, but let us try our best to return it. We should either let the one who lost it regain it or deliver the lost item to the local authorities. Otherwise, we have sinned.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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