Christianity 201

April 4, 2010

Sit, Walk, Stand

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A group of guys I know are studying Watchman Nee’s book, Sit, Walk, Stand.  It turns out the entire book is based on the book of Ephesians.   It’s a very short book, but you have to linger over each page to get the full impact of what he’s saying, so I’m taking my time.  He spends 30 pages in the first five chapters, but devotes 24 pages to the last chapter, Ephesians 6, which I’m starting tonight.

In the meantime, here’s a quotation that was already underlined in the copy I’m using, which I believe belonged to my father:

Nothing is so hurtful to the life of a Christian as acting; nothing so blessed as when our outward efforts cease and our attitudes become natural — when our words, our prayers, our very life become a spontaneous and unforced expression of the life within.

And just a few pages further on:

It is better to have no doctrine than to be a contradiction… The whole principle of the Christian life is that we go beyond what is right to do that which is well-pleasing to Him.

For more about Watchman Nee click here.

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