Last Sat during the Christian Book Club we have covered Chapter 12 and 13 in The Knowledge of Life, by Witness Lee. This Saturday (4 Aug) will be the final session for CBC 7, we will continue to read the remaining portion of Chapter 14, concerning Light and Life.
Ephesians 4:22-23 says, “That ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man…and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind.”
“Now that we have seen the difference between life and behavior, we should examine our own living and check it point by point. How much of it is not a performance? How much is not imitation? How much of it is lived out from the life within us? Once we examine ourselves in this way, we will immediately see that much of it is only behavior, imitation, submission and adaptation to certain outward regulations because of outward influence; very little of it is lived out by the life within. This indicates that we have not completely forsaken the behavior of human labor.
How then can we leave the behavior of human labor and live out life? We must realize that behavior is born of another’s encouragement and teaching or one’s own imitation or practice, whereas life springs from the enlightening of God. Behavior does not require any enlightenment; it can be worked out by human effort. Life, however, can be produced only by the shining of light. Therefore, if we want to be delivered from our behavior and live out life, we must be enlightened. Without enlightening, we can at most work out behavior; but with the shining of light, we can live out life.“
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