He Works for Us

29 Sep

And the first lesson we must learn is this, that the work is not initially ours at all, but his. It is not that we work for God, but that He works for us. God gives us our position of rest. He brings his Son’s finished work and presents it to us, and then he says to us, ‘Please sit.’ His offer to us cannot, I think, be better expressed than in the words of the invitation to the great banquet: ‘Come, for all things are now ready’ (Luke 14:17). Our Christian life begins with the discovery of what God has provided.

Watchman Nee

Sit, Walk, Stand, Tyndale House, 1957/1977, 17

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