Subject: September 28th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

[Christ Jesus] emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. Philippians 2.7.

This means He accepted limitation. In heaven, our Lord is free to move wherever He wishes. But after He was incarnated and took upon himself the likeness of men, He grew up from babyhood to manhood. He grew according to the age of men, and as man He needed to eat and drink as well as to sleep and rest. This was a tremendous restriction to His deity. Indeed, He became even more limited by taking the form of a bondservant. As a man, He still had the freedom of men as well as experiencing the enjoyment that men have. Now, though, taking the form of a bondservant, He sacrificed even the freedom of an ordinary man. He was restricted and bound in all His ways; He knew nothing except His Father’s will. What restriction He must have accepted in His humanity! Though being the infinite God, the Lord Jesus accepted finite limitation; and though He became man, He accepted even further restriction.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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